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7 Sept New cadets registei 

13 Sept Old cadets return 

29-30 Sept Opening Hops 

30 Sept Homecoming and 

■ ,. » > General Assembly Day. 

.£. iilMl Portrait Presentation 

'of Gen. Shell 

6-7 Oct Corps trip - Richmond 

24 Oct. First Day Issue Ceremonies 
Marshall Stamp 

3-5 Nov Parents Weekend 

11 Nov Founders Day 

(128th Anniversary) 

24-25 Nov Ring Figure and 

Thanksgiving Hops 

21 Dec-3 Jan Christmas recess 

15-27 Jan. Mid-term examinations 

29 Jan Seoond semester begins 

9-10 Feb Midwinter Hops 

23-31 March Spring recess 

14 April Easter Sunday 

19-20 April Spring Hops 

1-4 May - Field Training Exercises 

15 May New Market Day 

27 May-7 June Final examinations 
7-9 June Finals 

Provided in connection with 

The Parents Program by 
The VMI FoundaJM>n, Inc. 

Virginia Military Institute 

Lexington, Virginia 

Program of Exercises 

June 7-9, 1968 

(All times are Eastern Daylight 
Saving Time.) 


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7 Sept New cadets register 

13 Sept Old cadets return 

29-30 Sept Opening Hops 

30 Sept Homecoming and 

— i ,. ' •> ? General Assembly Day. 

i, UWl\ Portrait Presentation 

'of Gen. Shell 

6-7 Oct Corps trip - Richmond 

24 Oct. First Day Issue Ceremonies 
Marshall Stamp 

3-5 Nov Parents Weekend 

11 Nov Founders Day 

(128th Anniversary) 

24-25 Nov Ring Figure and 

Thanksgiving Hops 

21 Dec-3 Jan Christmas recess 

15-27 Jan. Mid-term examinations 

29 Jan Second semester begins 

9-10 Feb Midwinter Hops 

23-31 March Spring recess 

14 April Easter Sunday 

19-20 April Spring Hops 

1-4 May .. Field Training Exercises 

15 May New Market Day 

27 May-7 June Final examinations 
7-9 June Finals 

Provided in connection with 

The Parents Program by 
The VMI Foundation, Inc. 

Finals Exercises, Virginia Military Institute 

June 7.9, 1968 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1968 

9:00 a.m. Board of Visitors meeting. 

12:00 noon Luncheon Meeting, Board of Trus- 
tees, VMI Foundation, Inc., Officers 

3:00 p.m. Review before Board of Visitors for 
presentation of military and athletic 
awards, Parade Ground. 

4:00 p.m. Presentation of awards in scholastic 
competitions, Superintendent's Of- 

8:30 p.m. Superintendent's Reception. 

10:00 p.m. Final Ball, William H. Cocke '94 Hall. 


9:00 a.m. Board of Directors, VMI Alumni 
Association, with Annual Meeting, 
Membership, VMI Foundation, Inc., 
to follow, Chemistry Building Audi- 

11:00 a.m. Alumni Review, Parade Ground. 

11:40 a.m. Annual Meeting, VMI Alumni Asso- 
ciation, Jackson Memorial Hall. 

12:00 noon Dinner for Corps of Cadets and an- 
nouncement of appointments in the 
Regiment of Cadets. 

1:30 p.m. 
2:30 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 
8:00 p.m. 

9:00 p.m. 

10:00 a.m. 

2:00 p.m. 

Alumni Luncheon, Crozet Hall. 

Commissioning ceremonies, Jackson 
Memorial Hall. 

Graduation Parade, Parade Ground. 

Glee Club Concert, Jackson Memo- 
rial Hall. 

Graduation Hop, William H. Cocke 
'94 Hall. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 1968 

Baccalaureate Sermon, Jackson Me- 
morial Hall, Rear Admiral James W. 
Kelly, Chief of Chaplains, U. S. Navy 

Commencement Exercise, in front 
of Preston Library. 

1. Invocation, The Reverend Robert 
K. Wilson, Chaplain, VMI. 

2. Valedictory Address, Cadet George 
W. Squires, Richmond, Virginia. 

3. Announcement of Honors. 

4. Address to the Graduates, The 
Honorable J. Randolph Tucker, 
Jr., Judge of the Hustings Court, 
City of Richmond, Virginia 

5. Conferring of Degrees. 

6. Presentation of Commissions. 

7. Benediction, The Reverend Robert 
K. Wilson. 

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of the 
'Uirginia o!Military Institute^ 

Allen G. Biester, Director 
presents the 24th Annual 




CLASS OF 1968. 


Saturday, June 8, 1968 8:00 P.M. 

Jackson Memorial Hall 

From the first moment ... a choice 



Praeludium: Music for Brass & Organ 

Trumpet Voluntary in D Purcell 

Canzona per Sonare No. 2 Gabrieli 

Fugue in G-Minor Bach 

Trumpet I: John Haring French Horn: Warren Wagner 

Trumpet II: Kenneth Yorgey Organ: Allen G. Biester 

Domine Salvum Fac Gounod 

Once, Twice, Thrice I Julia Tried Purcell 

Canon for nine parts Pammelia 

J'ay le rebours Certon 

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Chorale Fantasia) Biester 

Waltzing Matilda Australian Folk Song 


De Animals a-comin' Spiritual 

Shenandoah River Chantey 

Soloist: Michael Hannum 

I'll Never Stop Loving You & More arr. Biester 

Medley from "Carousel" Rodgers 

* The VMI Blues arr. Biester 

Meadowlands arr. Biester 

Timpani: John Scott Triangle: Alvin Smith 

Gong: Courtney Apperson Cymbals: Roger Gough 

The Spirit of VMI Bowering 

Floral arrangements courtesy of 


Lexington, Va. 

The Glee Club's latest 33 1/3 LP album including many of the 
above selections is on sale in the foyer of JM Hall and at the 
VMI Post Exchange. Cost: $5.00. Stereophonic only. 

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Cadet Director John Scott IV, '69 

President Richard H. Wood, '68 

Robert A. Heely, '69 

Vice-President Vernon C. Miller, '68 

R. Deaton Smith, '69 

Secretary Walter T. Judd, '68 

D. Michael O'Connor, '69 

Treasurer Howard G. DeWolf, '69 

Property Manager Thos. B. Clingerman, '68 

Dennis P. O'Geary, '69 

Historian Richard A. Cheatham, '68 

Stephen C. Price, '69 

Admin. Assts Gainer B. Jones. '6S 

David B. Clark. "dS 

Theodore E. Lediu\ *o"S 

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But some find little of true value 

To deny responsibility is easy 

Disillusionment is an excuse 

The outsider tires even of this 

the individual accepts the value in disillusionment . . . 

"One must find the source within one's own self, 

one must possess it. Everything else was seeking — a detour, error." 




Chief Buck Miller; Editor-in-Chief Buck Miller; Editor-in-Chief Buck Miller; E 
; Editor Tom Norment; Managing Editor Tom Norment; Managing Editor Tom 
Editor Steve Miller; Lay-out Editor Steve Miller; Lay-out Editor Steve Miller; L; 
tor Ben Hedrick; Copy Editor Ben Hedrick; Copy Editor Ben Hedrick; Copy Ec 
tor Mike Philipps; Art Director Mike Philipps; Art Director Mike Philipps; Art 
Manager Steve Strickler; Business Manager Steve Strickler; Business Manager Ste 




SPORTS .... 

Captain James C. West 

Brother Rat West — that is the way Captain James C. West has become known 
to the First Class. The term "Brother Rat" has always been used to mean friend 
and fellow sufferer. It also means respect, honor, and that certain brand of love 
peculiar to VMI men. This is the type of love which only results from true ap- 
preciation and mutual understanding. For these and many more reasons we feel 
honored to use this title for a man who is far above us in wisdom and generosity 
and for most a model to be emulated in later life. 

While we sit selfish in our own graduation, Captain West has been doing 
graduate work in law, helping the scouting organizations to build strong men, and 
giving much needed aid and counseling to us and the other classes in barracks. All 
this in addition to his regular job with the Air Force. There is, however, one 
type of person whom Captain West will not help — the man who is not willing 
to help himself. The man who has a legitimate problem and who has tried every 
way he knows to honestly extradite himself has never found Captain West's door 


Captain West has been more than instrumental in moulding 
the attitudes of the Corps. His aid has always been available 
to any cadet with a problem, whether this problem be legal, 
personal, or military. He has always had the time and the pa- 
tience to hear and to advise on each and every situation 
brought to his attention. Even the Commandant's office is not 
sacred if he feels a cadet has been unjustly treated. 

Unlike other officers, Captain West has never given cadets 
the impression that his care is just superficial, nor has he made 
any cadet fear to approach him on any matter. His care is 
genuine, as his problems often take second place to those of 
the cadet. He has never used his position as a weapon, although 
the bone is the tool and the might of the Tactical Staff. Genial 
attitude, sound advice, and a sense of fair play, often make 
the bone unnecessary in his work. This makes the uniform 
he wears unneeded to gain respect, as the respect is incorpo- 
rated within the make-up of the man himself. 


Mac Parrish and John Royster store themselves in the stairway. 

This year witnessed the latest step in General Shell's 
extensive program to expand and improve the facilities 
at the Institute. Added to the growing list of new build- 
ings, Kilbourne Hall stands as an indication of the 
progressive-mindedness of the Administration. This 
building serves as classrooms for the Military and Air 
Science Departments. It also houses one of the most 
modern and well equipped rifle ranges in the country. 
As with all new things, however, there are certain 
minor defects. The most obvious defect seems to be 
the lack of space. This was felt by the Corps as soon 
as the building was opened, but it will be felt even more 
in the future if the Institute continues to expand at its 
present rate. Although this problem will not become 
a major one for five or ten years, it is felt that serious 
thought should be given to it now. 

Mills E. Godwin — Governor of Virginia 


Front row: Marvin Gillespie, Tazewell; 
Barbour N. Thornton, Richmond; J. Ran- 
dolph Tucker, Jr., Richmond, President 
of the Board; Major General George 
R. E. Shell, Superintendent; Lieutenant 
General Edward M. Almond, Anniston, 
Ala.; Robert C. Watts, Jr., Lynchburg. 
Back row: Lieutenant Colonel R. M. 
Harper, VMI treasurer and secretary of 
the Board; John D. deButts, New York 
City; Gorham B. Walker, Jr., Lynchburg; 
C. E. Thurston, Jr., Norfolk; John W. 
Burress, Salem; Robert L. Wallace, Chase 
City; and George G. Phillips, Virginia 

Three members of the Board were not 
present when the photograph was made 
— Major General Paul M. Booth, Adju- 
tant General of Virginia, Richmond; 
Herman H. Pevler, Roanoke; and Ernest 
H. Williams, Jr., Richmond. 

Organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Vir- 
ginia, the Virginia Military Institute is governed by a Board 
of Visitors. The Board is composed of fifteen members, eleven 
coming from the state at large, two non-resident alumni, and 
two "ex officio" members. Due to the uniqueness of the 
Institute, the majority of the Board must be alumni. In all, 
ten of the members are graduates of the Institute. They are 
appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate. 
The Governor of Virginia, His Excellency, Mills E. Godwin, 
is the Commander-in-Chief. The Honorable J. Randolph 
Tucker, Jr., a graduate of VMI, is serving as President of the 
Board for the current session. 

The Board of Visitors is required to meet at least once a 
year, but usually meets more often. In addition to this, the 
Superintendent is empowered to call the Board into session 
at any time he feels it necessary to do so. 



Of all the positions in the field of education in the state of Virginia, the 
most difficult and thankless is, without a doubt, that of Superintendent at 
VMI. With the increasing stress in the seven military colleges toward 
civilianization, the maintenance of a rigorous and character-building sys- 
tem steeped in tradition becomes more and more of a chore. Such a job 
demands a man who realizes the benefits of such a system and who has 
the fortitude to stand up for what he believes. 

The precariousness of this position is not often realized by those outside 
the Corps. As the President of a College, he has tremendous responsibili- 
ties. It is this man who can make a college expand and keep up with the 
times, or fall behind and be forgotten. As President, General Shell has 
initiated the largest building program ever undertaken at VMI. He has also 
raised the academic standards, which proportionately increases the value 
of the diplomas. He has made possible a larger and better qualified faculty 
and has made VMI a well-known college, not because of its tradition, but 
because of its ability to adhere to the changing standards of a complex 
educational system. In this role, General Shell emerges as one of the last 
Superintendents VMI has known. 

The position of Superintendent at VMI is not an enviable one. He is 
constantly involved in his duties both as president of the college and as 
overall commander of the Corps of Cadets. Though each job in itself 
demands his fullest attention, of necessity, he must constantly divide 
his time between them. 

Unfortunately, from the point of view of the Corps, one aspect of his 
position has suffered. In terms of advancing standards, and an extensive 
building program, things here at VMI have never been so good. But if 
such increased academic demands are to become tolerable to the cadet, 
the Superintendent's concern and success as college president must in- 
evitably involve his greater awareness of the competitive demands made 
on the cadet by the non-academic staff. 

Though we have talked about the lack of administration-student com- 
munication for years none of the talking has produced tangible results. 
While we believe the Corps recognizes that the Superintendent is not 
the originator of the "good deal," he is ultimately responsible for every 
action of his subordinates. Perhaps it is they, on whom he must in- 
evitably rely as sensors of cadet opinion — they, perhaps, who are 
responsible for not a credibility, but certainly a communications gap. 


In this age of the supercollege it is remarkable 
that VMI has been able to survive . . . The en- 
gineering of quality education requires under- 
standing of the psychology of the student . . . 
By necessity the needs of VMI may differ from 
those of the cadet. All new buildings cannot 
be classrooms . . . The ROTC system imposes 
certain requirements that must be fulfilled for 
obtaining a commission . . . Every action can- 
not be explained ... So much depends on 
money ... for professors ... for scholarships 
. . . for a corps building . . . for electric lights 
and running water . . . The creation of an 
educational environment has its roots in the 
dollar . . . 

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"This has been the happiest of my twenty-five years in the Army." These words 
were spoken by Lloyd L. Leech after his promotion to Brigadier General in 
November ... a promotion that necessitated the departure of one of the finest men 
VMI has seen in a long time. Through a long, close association with the Institute, 
General Leech realized that there was a desperate need for change within the 
system at VMI. As a graduate himself and having seen his son spend four years 
at the Institute, he knew that the system was sound. The fault must lie, therefore, 
in the manner in which the system was being used. In his term as Commandant, 
General Leech consistently put the best interests of the Corps first. His fairness 
and willingness to listen to the complaints and desires of a mature Corps, and to 
do something about these things, became the basis for the deep respect each and 
every cadet held for him. He knew the Corps, felt its problems, and acted in its 
best interest. 

Words cannot express the admiration of the Corps for this fine man. He 
became the ideal of everyone who knew him, for his decisions were always tem- 
pered with fairness and his goals were the goals of the Corps. The end product 
was the feeling that there must be something good in a system which is capable 
of producing such a man. 

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Seated: Col. D. C. France, Commandant. Standing, left to right: Lt. Col. S. S. Gillespie, Deputy Commandant; 
Maj. S. C. Harris, Assistant Commandant; and Maj. J. T. Undercoffer, Deputy Commandant. 


The mission of the Commandant and Staff is to maintain the standards and unanimity 
of the Corps. This implies more than shining shoes and polishing brass. It includes 
moral and personal relationships and the smooth working of a system which has 
been proven to produce superior men and leaders. 

There was a general feeling of apprehension in the Corps when General Leech left 
and Colonel D. C. France took over as Commandant. This feeling, however, proved 
to be groundless. Colonel France has striven to make the penalties for violations of the 
regulations more sensible and meaningful than in the past. This, plus the fact that 
lights are seen burning in the Commandant's office after supper, proves to the Corps 
that at least the intent to improve existing situations is present. 


Learning must be real ... an active process 

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"Education must shift from instruction, from imposing of stencils, 
to discovery — to probing" — Marshall McLuhan 



The only person more important than 
the teacher is the student. The teacher 
must be a dynamic medium, because he 
fights a war for the attention of the 
student's mind . . . 

This culture is changing — look around . . . 
Education must shift NOW to deal with the 
present, using the tools of a new culture . . . 
a new technology . . . Students understand 
instinctively the present . . . 

Maj. Kurt M. Gloeckner — Mechanical Engineering 

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Twenty years from now your wife and kids 
will laugh at the way you wear your hair . . . 
you will measure the value of your education 
by the good times . . . 

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Just as the teacher MUST stimulate, must probe for attention . . . 
the student MUST become an effective receiver of information . . . 
In the war for the cadet mind there is a fifth column at work, 
devoted to the cause of EDUCATION . . . 


Lt. Col. Bausum, Col. Gilliam, and Col. Barrett — History 

Lt. Col. Carlsson Philosophy, Col. Roth and Dr. Davidson — English 

The intellectual . . . The man who changes our percep- 
tion has always been thought of as anti-social . . . The 
insight . . . the desire to probe for facts . . . seems odd to 
lesser men . . . The professor is the key ... he must 
create awareness of the shifting environment ... He 
must communicate ... If he fails, the student fails . . . 


If there is unrest, it is because we are in 
transition . . . This is the reason for the gen- 
eration gap . . . Youth sees NOW . . . The 
college must understand if its message is to 
have meaning . . . 

"No man can reveal to you aught but that 
which already lies half asleep . . . 

in the dawning of your knowledge." — Kahlil Gibran 


The problem: efficient communication in the hope 
for a progressive future . . . 


Maj. John T. Undercoffer — Armor 

Cpt. William F. Dworsak— Artillery 


Cpt. Jan L. Senecal — Infantry 

Lt. Col. Leon McCall, Jr.— Assistant PMS 

There are many phases and concepts in the 
field of education ... to be useful and ap- 
preciated, it must deal with something the 
student may use in later life ... to do his 
job ... to accomplish national objectives 
... to stay alive ... A good system of edu- 
cation must promote the use of COMMON 
SENSE . . . 

Lt. Col. Clyde R. Cloar— Assistant PAS 

John B. Swink — Property Custodian 

Cpt. Lawrence M. Wood — Air Science 

At VMI practical training is a necessity . . . The 
dialogues of Plato are of little importance on 
the battlefield . . . Among the military, this col- 
lege has an excellent reputation for the quality 
of its graduates . . . Just as the instructors on 
the hill must meet the challenge of a changing 
culture ... so must the military instructors adapt 
. . . The FTX's have been vastly improved in the 
last few years . . . Practice in the field is good . . . 
it is immediate ... it forces the cadet to become 
involved . . . Here, too, is an education . . . 

T/Sgt. Charles C. Siler — Air Science 


Ross Wescott Clark 

An automobile accident claimed the life of 
Ross before many of us got to know him. 
Death is a hard thing to accept or com- 
prehend at any time, but especially during 
the first year at VMI. This came as a shock 
to the whole class, but more so to his fel- 
low English majors who had the opportu- 
nity to know and to appreciate his talents. 
Thus, knowing his great potential, we hon- 
or his memory and send our prayers to him. 

Stanley H. Wilkerson 

Stan was, unquestionably, one of the friend- 
liest and most outgoing men ever to enter 
VMI. While returning to his home in Alex- 
andria, Virginia, an automobile accident 
caused by a malfunction in the car claimed 
his life and ended his newly-found career 
in the field of computers. We were deeply 
moved by his death, as he was more than 
a friend ... he was . . . Brother Rat. 






Kenneth Michael Frick 

The joys and expectations of our First Class 
year were reduced almost to nothingness by the 
senseless murder of a Brother Rat. Here was a 
man who had everything to live for, but was cut 
down by a perverted individual with the sense 
only to squeeze a trigger. No one gains by such 
an exchange. 

Mike was in the top of the Civil Engineering 
curriculum and was scheduled to graduate in June 
with honors. He was known, loved, and respected 
by all. His easy going attitude and sound thinking 
marked him as everyone's friend. But we keep 
thinking beyond our personal loss to the loss our 
society suffered at his death. 

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In the four years at VMI, each member of the Class of 1968 has overcome the humilia- 
tion of our entrance. Each has succeeded in the area he has chosen whether it be sports, 
grades, leadership, the military, or the non- military. There are those of us who still main- 
tain that their tenure has been unproductive, yet each has in some way contributed to the 
benefit of the whole. None, however, can honestly assert that VMI has not been of some 
benefit to themselves, even if the only lesson learned here has been one of tolerance. 


Four years from the time we first marvelled at the 
nakedness of our heads, we can survey the merits of our 
respective decisions to live under the VMI system. Ap- 
proximately one hundred and fifty of the original have, for 
some personal reason, left to pursue their fortunes else- 
where. Those of us who have remained have gathered 
more than the education as found in books. We will 
leave VMI with a diploma citing the fact that the course 
of education is complete. But can we accept this certifi- 
cate, this diploma, as meaning we are prepared? Surely 
our education has been a satisfactory one as far as the 
courses of study go, but can it reflect and attest to our 
respective courses in living? 

When we gaze at the VMI diploma in later years, most 
of us will be able to realize that what we went through 
as cadets was indeed valuable. The ratline and its demands 
will seem paltry when compared to the tasks that will be 
assigned. The long hours of work, the sacrifices of per- 
sonal pride in favor of a greater ideal, and the necessity of 
working with individuals of different talents and states 
of mind are not met only here at VMI. Life outside is 
much more demanding, but we now may rest secure in 
our experience. 

Joey Smith 

Vice President 

William P. Boyer, Jr. 



NAME Matr. Page 

Gip Anders 10 75 

Ed Anderson 237 125 

Rick Anderson 49 85 

Rich Andrassy 87 92 

Andy Andrews 62 87 

Jack Andrews 362 158 

John Andrews 41 103 

Barry Archer 85 92 

Tom Arensdorf 19 78 

John Augustine 220 122 

Chuck Avery 214 120 

Dave Avery 153 105 

Tony Aveta 90 93 

Jack Bagby 257 131 

John Balch 211 120 

Jack Bareford 327 148 

Finley Barfield 350 155 

Bryan Barton 231 124 

Curtis Beach 331 150 

Ewell Beirne 174 111 

Bob Berezoski 182 113 

Billy Besenfelder ... 135 102 

Dee Biggs 235 125 

Charlie Bishop 23 79 

Chris Blanchette ... 5 74 

Bill Bouck 247 127 

Terry Bowers 80 91 

Tom Boyd 216 121 

Bill Boyer 246 127 

Andy Bradley 194 116 

Bill Bragg 253 129 

Herb Brasington ... 54 36 

Frank Breault 259 131 

Rick Brothers 291 139 

Billy Bryant 161 142 

Mel Buchanan 365 159 

Terry Bull 82 91 

Jim Burg 25 79 

Jim Burns 163 108 

Wayne Burton 192 115 

Rich Burton 202 118 

Rick Butterworth . . . 364 159 

George Buzzard .... 48 84 

John Byrd 26 136 

Bill Calfee 308 144 

Paul Chamberlin ...332 150 

John Chapla 28 79 

Howie Chapman ... 47 82 

Bill Cloyd 360 157 

Dave Clark 212 120 

Billy Cobb 305 131 

Cary Cook 197 117 

Dave Cortese 132 101 

Tom Coryell 294 140 

Ronney Cowardin ..290 139 

Bobby Crenshaw ... 30 80 

John Crim 95 94 

Hank Crotwell 189 115 

Rod Crowgey 265 133 

John Davis 310 145 

Billy Davis 321 147 

Rodey Delk 51 85 

Mike Dellinger 292 139 

Bob DeVos 302 143 

Myron Dickerson ..279 135 

NAME Matr. Page 

Howie Donald 206 118 

Roy Dornsife 183 113 

Francis Drake 273 134 

Guy Drewry 12 76 

Bob Duckwall 240 126 

Dana Duthie 217 121 

Rick Eades 13 76 

Leigh Edmunds 160 107 

George Edwards ... 150 105 

Terry Emerson .... 164 108 

Jack Falzone 57 86 

Bob Farenkopf 15 77 

Pete Farmer 254 129 

Jack Ferguson 45 82 

Bill Flavin 261 132 

Jim Fleming 179 112 

Bob Fletcher 103 96 

Harvey Flinn 196 116 

John Frank 11 76 

Mike Frick 304 143 

Dave Gehr 4 75 

Dave Gibbons 307 144 

Billy Gills 176 111 

Pete Goldman 92 93 

Mike Gompf 158 107 

John Griffin 53 85 

Paul Grigg 144 103 

I. Grodsky 227 123 

Ad Hagan 180 112 

Jim Haney 208 119 

Skip Harding 356 156 

Ned Harris 236 125 

Chuck Harrison 232 124 

John Hart 319 147 

Paul Hebert 55 86 

Ben Hedrick 238 126 

Jim Henry 346 126 

Kevin Henry 239 154 

Tom Hickey 50 84 

Rick Hill 67 88 

John Hince 38 82 

Bogie Holland 316 146 

Harold Hostetler ..171 110 

Craig Howland 20 78 

Vic Huang 330 149 

Steve Hubbard 122 99 

Doc Hyatt 209 119 

Bart Jackson 277 135 

Walt Jeffress 251 128 

Tom Jeffrey 357 157 

Dion Johnson 36 81 

Hank Johnson 347 154 

Johnny Johnston . . .354 156 

Gainer Jones 203 118 

Rev Jones 91 94 

Jerry Jones 262 132 

Rick Keck 16 77 

Creigh Kelley 340 152 

John Kemper 323 147 

Charlie Kershaw ... 83 91 

Dean Kershaw 21 78 

Fred King 131 101 

Gary Klemas 69 88 

Dennis Kopecko ... 289 139 

Ken Kowalski 70 89 

NAME Matr. Page 

Krita Kritakara 17 77 

Kerr Kump 60 87 

Herb Laine 278 135 

Jim Lambert 35 81 

John Lane 94 158 

Phil Lanier 79 90 

Dave Law 166 108 

Theo Leduc 147 104 

Greg Lee 324 148 

Joe Levine 368 160 

Denny Long 1 74 

Jack Long 222 122 

Don Lynch 9 75 

Don MacCuish 93 84 

Bob McPherson ...188 114 

Chuck Maddox ....243 127 

Mike Mahoney .... 31 80 

Les Martin 121 142 

Billy Martin 159 107 

Rick Martinez 297 140 

Chips McCallum ... 264 133 

Bob McDowell 100 95 

Dixie McElwee 266 159 

Bruce McGlothlin . .129 100 

Mike Michelson . . . .342 153 

Bill Millan 156 106 

Steve Miller 187 114 

Bucky Miller 113 97 

Earle Mills 52 85 

Bob Mitchell 299 141 

Vance Mitchell 263 132 

Byron Nettrour 142 103 

Tom Norment 177 111 

Tom Nuckols 109 97 

Dave O'Connor ... 69 88 

Johnny Pabst 77 92 

Wes Padgett 123 99 

Mac Parrish 285 138 

Phil Pauls 207 119 

Phil Pazich 96 95 

Ken Pennington ....181 113 

Ken Perkins 151 142 

Joe Pettita 195 116 

Mike Philipps 88 93 

Bob Philpott 146 104 

Gil Piddington 318 146 

Frank Pinizzotto ... 104 96 

Jim Polly 172 111 

Bob Powers 351 143 

Steve Powers 301 155 

Tom Province 341 152 

Paul Quillen 133 102 

Dick Rankin 32 136 

Jay Reeves 73 89 

Fred Rencsok 170 109 

Arch Richardson ...361 158 

Tom Ricketts 201 117 

Les Ridout 343 153 

Skip Roberts . 345 154 

Bill Robertson 325 148 

Johnny Royster 295 140 

Larry Ryan 215 121 

Bob Sagnette 358 157 

Chuck Saphos 63 87 

Mike Sartori 116 98 

NAME Matr. Page 

Bob Schmalzriedt ... 33 80 

Doug Schnabel 130 101 

Dave Schnieder 168 109 

Mike Seargeant 157 106 

George Sebren 353 155 

Lee Shoemaker 274 134 

George Shorter 229 123 

T. A. Showalter 252 129 

Rick Siegel 298 141 

Paul Simmons . . 309 144 

Jay Slaughter 125 100 

Val Sledd 337 151 

Alfred Smith 284 137 

Craig Smith 186 114 

Joe Smith 72 89 

Mac Smith 101 96 

Mike Symthers 44 82 

Buzz Sprinkle 124 99 

Wayne Spruell 114 98 

George Squires 169 109 

Rob Steele 333 150 

Larry Stetson 315 146 

Jim Stirling 282 137 

Steve Strickler .... .314 148 

Ron Stultz 145 104 

John Sutton 281 136 

Hal Switzer 106 154 

Joe Talbott 269 133 

Don Taylor 34 80 

MikeThacker 328 149 

Marvin Thews 250 128 

Clay Thompson .... 3 74 

John Thrift 178 112 

John Timmons ....110 97 

Bill Todd 138 102 

Rob Trenck 152 105 

Kit Tyler 300 141 

Ken Underwood . . . 230 123 

Tim Underwood 97 95 

Gordon Van Hoose . 137 100 
John Van 

Landingham 223 122 

Steve Vaughan 223 117 

Billy Jo Waldo 256 130 

Bob Waldron 76 90 

Greg Wall 173 111 

Dick Wallach 355 156 

George Walton 43 130 

John Warburton ... 78 90 

Bill Warren 65 130 

John Warwick 288 138 

Bill Welsh 120 98 

Frank Whitaker 191 115 

Lou White 75 160 

Slick Wilkinson ...344 153 

Chandler Williams. .338 152 

Guy Wilson 311 145 

Steve Wilson 283 137 

Bob Wilson 46 82 

Greg Wingard 234 124 

Dick Wise 41 82 

Dick Wood 336 151 

Barry Wright 329 149 

Lou Yeouze 248 128 

Bob Yurachek 334 151 

Bob Zachman ....267 134 


"Den-Den" Long 

Clay Thompson 

Chris Blanchette 

Dennis Harry Long 

Mathematics, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cadet Cpt., B Co. Com- 
mander, Distinguished Academic Student, 
DMS, Who's Who in American Colleges, 
Fencing, Sigma Pi Sigma, Rangers, ROTC Su- 
perior Cadet Medal, AUSA Medal, Armed 
Forces Club. 

On a shining September day in 1964, the 
Class of '68 sent its first Brother Rat into 
VMI's rat line. Thus began a devastating 
career which included the founding of the 
Rotten Apple Club, the sending-up of four 
first classmen, and seventeen trips to the 
G.C.-E.C. with but one penalty. The Ad- 
ministration, the non-believers in Scott Shipp 
Hall, and three generations of Rats have felt 
his imprint. Yet, even among those who 
decried his injustice, there was a begrudging 
respect for one who has dedicated himself 
to the principles of VMI. He has felt per- 
haps more strongly than any other man at 
the Institute that the system does work and 
is well worth preserving. We await the day 
when the big chair in Smith Hall will be 
occupied by this Brother Rat, and the Old 
Corps will be reborn. 

James Clay Thompson 

English, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Wesley Foundation, English 
Society, Intramural Volleyball, Advanced 
Horizontal Lab, Eastern Shore Club, English 

Secretary Admiration Club. 

September 10, 1964 — exit Clay— Clay 
from the good life to enter VMI. He 
started out as a Math Major and soon 
realized his abilities were in the classroom 
of thought. Quickly switching to English he 
felt somewhat more secure, but by no means 

As Clay cast his loves along the wayside 
(or was it visa-versa), he progressed aca- 
demically. During his second and first class 
years his roommates began to see a change 
in Clay, and were subjected to a myriad of 
strange acts and animals — enter the lizard! 

Good luck, Clay — you're a great guy to 
have on our side. 

Dennis Harry Long 

York, Pennsylvania 

James Clay Thompson 

Salisbury, Maryland 

The First Class 

"Gip" Anders 

Dave Gehr 


David Rhine Gehr 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Lt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Swim- 
ming, Volleyball, Basketball, ASCE, Cadet 
Staff, Sec., Treas., and Vice-Pres., Timmins 
Society, Ring Figure Committee. 

Just ask Dave how happy he was to leave 
the icy wastelands of the North and come 
to the warmth and friendly atmosphere of 
the yellow walls. Of course, he never would 
have met his Southern Belle if he hadn't — 
funny what one blind date will do under 
the influence of a warm Virginia night. 

A series of misfortunes left Band Com- 
pany with too few leaders, but Dave met the 
challenge. He loved the Institute so much 
that he stayed year-round. 

Dave's willingness to help his Brother 
Rats, and his "never-give up" attitude, have 
earned him a place of respect among his 
classmates. We are sure Dave will be suc- 
cessful, and we wish both he and Bobbi the 
best of luck. 

David Rhine Gehr 

Springwater, New York 

Crispin Pond Blanchette 

Silver Spring, Maryland 

Crispin Pond Blanchette 

English, AFROTC 

Pvt., Rat and Varsity Cross Country, In- 
door, Outdoor Track, Intramural Basketball, 
Football, Bomb Staff, Newman Club, Vice- 
Commandant's Award AF FTU, Firefighter. 

It is truly remarkable that after four 
years at the Big Institute, this redhead still 
maintains both the poise and sense of humor 
that he first demonstrated as a Rat. Usually 
a successful block-runner, Cris once lost an 
important close decision when the dummy in 
his hay failed to sufficiently deceive the 
"Mole." Besides this memorable set-back, 
our hero holds records both on and off the 
track. After hanging up his spikes and books, 
Cris looks forward to a future with Barbara 
and a career in the Air Force. 

Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. 

Tampa, Florida 

Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr. 

Monongahela, Pa. 

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Don Lynch 

Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. 

Biology, Navy 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., DAS, Who's Who in 
American Colleges, Intramural Volleyball, 
Bomb Staff, lohn Randolph Tucker Car- 
michael Award, Philip H. Killey Award, 
AFROTC Scholarship, Sounding Brass. 

Don came to VMI with a Florida suntan 
and a determination to excel as a student. 
And that he did! After starting his cadetship 
in the History curriculum, he came into 
Doc's department and immediately showed 
he meant business by taking over as first- 
ranking Biology major in one year. 

He also exhibited his military capabilities, 
being a "ranker" during both of his upper- 
class years, while still finding time to get his 
hand into Hollins, Madison, and Mary 

We all hated to see Don leave VMI, but 
none of us doubt that after his four years at 
U. Va. Med. School, the Wahoos will have 
produced one of the finest doctors around. 

Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr. 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., DMS, Judo, Intramural Football, Bas- 
ketball, Weight Training, Judo, Rangers, 
Armed Forces Club. 

One of Pennsylvania's gifts to VMI and 
the Class of '68, Crip was fortunate in 
receiving a large part of his Rat training 
from Smuff himself, and possibly too much 
of his pre-history training from the Admiral. 
He soon settled down to become a healthy, 
happy LA who dedicated his spare moments 
to weightlifting, karate, yoga, reading, rack- 
ing, and other mystic arts. He perfected his 
talents until he became the official model- 
builder of the class. Between playing tweet 
and ranger, he found time to meet a girl 
named Sue. Howie's cadet career has been 
successful and rapid, and it looks as if his 
post-graduation stupor might extend through 
August. Good luck Crip, and watch out for 
those fast moving taxis. 

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John George Frank 

San Francisco, California 

Guy Humphrey Drewry, HI 

Fairfax, Virginia 

Charles Eric Eades 

Dallas, Texas 

John George Frank 

Modern Language, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Glee Club, 
V.M.I. Commanders, 1968 Ring Committee. 

lohn entered VMI with the desire to 
prepare for a dramatic career. Didn't we 
all? lust consider the opportunities: vocaliz- 
ing in the sinks, and reciting before capable 
critics ("The healthful and pleasant abode 
. . .")• His love for the Institute compelled 
him to remain here during the summers in 
order to get the full benefit due the world's 
next "Hamlet." 

lohn has had more than his share of 
troubles and disappointments, but as his 
nickname "Stoneman" implies, he remained 
undaunted by them all . . . and he always 

Guy Humphrey Drewry, HI 

Economics, Infantry 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Reg. Sgt. Maj., DMS, Intramu- 
ral Soccer and Cross Country, Fire Fighter, 
Armed Forces Club, Civil War Roundtable. 

"Do you love it here, Rat?" "YES SIR!" 
Little did his processor know then, that Guy 
really meant it! 

Thus the way was paved for Guy's next 
four years. Never has there been a stronger 
upholder or believer in the VMI System. A 
fun-loving, friendly Brother Rat, and a gen- 
eral all around "Good Guy"! If ever someone 
must be depended on, don't hesitate to go 
to him. If he can't help you, he'll find some- 
one who can. It has been an experience 
rooming with one of the best-natured 
Brother Rats I know! His strong devotion 
to a job well done, and maybe a little luck, 
will make him successful no matter what 
the endeavor, economics or military. Best 
of luck, Guy! 

Charles Eric Eades 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., Cross Country, Intramural Football, 
Volleyball, Baseball, Pres., Vice-Pres. VMI 
Scouter's Club, VMI Aquatics Board. 

came the "Littlest TEXAN," who found 
himself to be the wildest and smallest mem- 
ber of the Class of 1968 and a "Tweet" in 
Band Company. A violent "Anti-Ranker," 
he hates the conduct of VMI Rankers in 
their disorganized leadership. 

As a Spring time fatality for three years, 
he hopes to see his own Finals. 

His ambition is to be a fighting Medic. 
Eric hates to be couped up! He is usually 
running Cross Country, hiking the hills of 
Lexington, or with the VMI Gun and Hik- 
ing Club. 

Like all TEXANS, Eric cannot sit still; 
he will yell "Remember Goliad," "Fight," 
and "Never, never die." He will probably 
go down fighting and die wearing his boots. 

"Stoneman" Frank 

Guy Drewry 

"The littlest Texan" Eades 


Bob Farrenkopf 

"Jap" Kritakara 

Robert Alan Farrenkopf 

Mathematics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Regt. Color Sgt., Regt. Sgt. 
Maj., DMS, Intramural Cross Country, 
Rangers, Tankers, AFC. 

Bob has enjoyed several distinctions at 
VMI: he is the youngest member of the 
class, and he is the man with the most 
majors. Bob began his cadetship as a six- 
teen-year old C.E., but, like most other Rat 
C.E.'s, soon transferred. Unlike most of the 
others though, it wasn't History to which he 
switched, but to Physics. After a year of 
that, the afternoon labs and evening foot- 
ball games in the halls of Mallory began to 
get old, and Bob once again decided it was 
time to change. This time it was the Math 
department that snagged his drifting mind, 
and there he remained. 

First Class year came as a welcomed relief, 
as it does to everyone. Who knows what 
lies in the future, but we have no doubt 
that Bob will be successful in whatever he 

Richard F. Keck 

Electrical Engineer, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Intramural Cross Coun- 
try, IEEE, Newman Club. Scuba Club, 
Rangers, Hiking and Gun Club, AFC, Big 
Tube Committee, Barracks Sound Tech. 

Rick entered VMI being of sound body, 
mind, and spirit, but wonders at times 
whether he has maintained these qualities. 
Actually, in his calculating and persistent 
manner, he has faired well in his duels with 
the system, administration, and EE Depart- 
ment. Kecky gave up on the VMI rank sys- 
tem after two years of the "Rat" race. 
Rick's persistent, dependable, and patient 
manner have won him the esteem of his 
Brother Rats and all who know him. With 
his beady eyes peering toward the horizon, 
Kecky will embark upon a successful future 
in electronic nuclear energy, leaving behind 
his unconquerable spirit and shining exam- 

Krita Kritakara 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Soccer, Intramural 
Volleyball, Soccer, ASCE, Evergreen Re- 
view, Buddhist Club, Pres., IRC, Tankers 
Platoon, Summer School Club, MBC Fan 

Krita's command of the English language 
made the Rat year a breeze, although he 
had the knack to lose his ability when 
asked a Rat Bible or a menu question. 

Academically, the Rat year was his best, 
with the following years spent in the M.E. 
Department and Summer School. It was a 
hard struggle, but the "Chink" still found 
time for a few trips to Staunton where a 
certain blonde waited with open arms — if 
she wasn't at W&L or UVa. The "tool shed" 
taught him everything he needed to know, 
but the Pine Room, Moose Lodge, and Mrs. 
Lee helped. The Class of '68's first General 
will return to defend his home, but we know 
he will be back to his second home in the 
near future. 

Robert Alan Farrenkopf 

Spring Valley, New York 

Richard F. Keck 

Corning, New York 

Krita Kritakara 

Bangkok, Thailand 

Thomas Russell Arensdorf 

Alexandria, Virginia 

John Cregan Howland 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Volleyball, Armed 
Forces Club. 

Creg came here pursuing the glory behind 
being a cadet. After the first five seconds 
on that frightful day back in September, 
1964, his mind was instantly changed. He 
spent the rest of his Rat year wondering 
why he had come, and spent the next three 
years wondering why he was still here. He 
gave up his military pursuits after being 
lance corporal, and concentrated on gradu- 
ating, which he will be able to do now after 
three summer schools. 

Creg is hoping for a transfer into the 
Marine Corps, and a seat in the "Phantom." 
He does want to thank his mom and dad 
for the moral support they gave him, and 
we say "best of luck." 

Thomas Russell Arensdorf 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., RDC, Gymnastics Club, Intramural 
Football, Cross Country, Softball, Newman 
Club, Regimental Band. 

On September 10, 1964, Tom celebrated 
his 21st birthday at the Institute. Tom soon 
realized that VMI didn't know the meaning 
of the word "gift". Nevertheless, Tom 
"Played the Game" precisely, and was made 
a Lance Corporal his third class year. How- 
ever, he finally realized that he was in 
college(?) and academics came first. Tom's 
third class year also saw him "shot down," 
and Ellen was no more. Thus, Tom became 
inflicted with the "playing the field" disease, 
and he has been joyously "ill" ever since. 
This, of course, cannot last, and Tom will 
find that someone who will share with him 
that success which he surely deserves. 

Tom Arensdorf 

Creg Howland 

"Dino" Kershaw 

Dean Arthur Kershaw 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Lt., 1st Bn. S-3, DMS, 
Who's Who in American Colleges, Intramu- 
ral Volleyball, American Society of Civil 
Engineers-Sec. Treas., Veep, Pres., Rangers, 
Tankers, Armed Forces Club. 

Dino originally came to Lexington from 
drab New Jersey, but now is quick to claim 
California, where he spends his summer 
days being run out of town on his "step- 
through" Honda 50. Once he overcame 
his initial disappointment of not being able 
to major in M.S. at VMI, Dean set out to 
do his best as a C.E., ending his cadetship 
as A.S.C.E. president and second ranking 
C.E. academically. 

Our first class year brought many firsts 
for Dean. 

With Dean's friends in the Pentagon the 
situation should soon be solved in Vietnam. 
I am sure we'll see Dean, sabre gleaming, 
charging his tank down on some foe. Would 
you believe filling gas tanks for Shell Oil? 

John Cregan Howland 

McLean, Virginia 

Dean Arthur Kershaw 

San Pedro, California 


Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr. 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., DMS, Rat Baseball and Football, Var- 
sity Football, Intramural Football and Bas- 
ketball, Pioneer Investment Club, Cadet 
Staff, FCA, Brookside, Ghetto. 

"Old Bish" came to the Institute with the 
idea he knew the system completely. This 
concept was soon shaken, and ever since he 
has spent as much time as possible in 

Bish has been one of the few guys to 
keep the same "old lady" for all four years. 
It is the perfect combination of beauty and 
brains — Kathy has both. She has also 
reaped most of the benefits of the extem- 
poraneous activities. 

His heart is set on a law career and with 
his determination, personality, and the lead- 
ership he has exhibited in athletics, we 
know success will be his. 

Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr. 

Staunton, Virginia 

James Christian Burg 

Clark, New Jersey 

Jim Burg 

James Christian Burg 

History, Armor 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Varsity and Rat 
Football, Intramural Handball, Vice Pres., 
Monogram Club. 

The Clark Comet, a certified member of 
the 91 Vi year-RA-stud club, ambled through 
Jackson Arch four years ago destined to 
claim the title "Most Semi-ranker" in his- 
tory. Congrats to you, Jim, for a job well 
done! We will remember Jim as the smiling 
flanker for the Big Red, as the guy who can 
sell a raffle ticket to anyone, and as the guy 
with the "Joisey" accent. We know Jim will 
do well in whatever he attempts because he 
has a go-get-it attitude, and the determina- 
tion to be on top. His aggressiveness was 
proven on the gridiron, in Scott Shipp Hall 
(occasionally), and on Filthy Mike's list of 
Distinguished Military Students. We wish 
him the best of luck, and on June 22nd, the 
beginning of the kind of life that all VMI 
alumni deserve. 

"Chip Chap" Chapla 

John David Chapla 

English, Infantry 

Pvt., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Who's Who In Ameri- 
can Colleges, Honor Court, Rat Football, 
Varsity Football, Intramural Basketball, 
Newman Club, Monogram Club, Rangers, 
Club 412. 

The "Big Ranger" of 1967 will long be 
remembered by his friends. Who could 
possibly forget the famed "Sophomore 
Sensation," and the notoriety he caused with 
his exploits in Scott Shipp Hall? Who would 
ever have thought he was to become a 
lieutenant in "F Troop," and first ranking 
English major? But by virtue of his hard 
work, impeccable appearance, and rigorous 
enforcement of the Ratline, John accom- 
plished his mission. 

Always ready to help anyone who came 
to him with a problem, we feel that he 
will be a great success in everything he 
tries. A-I-R-B-O-R-N-E! 


John David Chapla 

Lorain, Ohio 

Robert Smither Crenshaw, Jr. 

History, Infantry 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., XO C. Co., DMS, Football, 
Wrestling, Intramural Football, Civil War 
Roundtable, Political Science Soc, Mono- 
gram Club. 

Through Jackson Arch he came that late 
summer's day, a grunting, snorting man 
with no neck. T'was a sad day in Roanoke 
when she lost her favorite son, but a joyous 
day in Lexington when VMI gained him. 

Bob excelled in athletics. He became 
the Terror of the Mats, Monster on the 
Gridiron, and the charmer of many of 
Virginia's finest belles. 

Bob had his ups and downs during his 
Keydetship, but his determination and will 
carried him through. 

To "No Neck" of VMI, Plumtree, Girl 
Scout, Roanoke College, Sweetbriar, and 
George are soft spots in his heart. From 
us B.R.'s, good luck, "ole stick". 

Michael Timothy Mahoney 

Electrical Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., Varsity Football, Rat Football, Intra- 
mural Basketball, IEEE, Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes, Monogram Club. 

Any man who's both Irish and Greek, and 
a Yankee to boot, couldn't pass through 
VMI unnoticed! Michael Timothy Mahoney 
has not gone unnoticed. From Orchard 
Park, N.Y., he came to the Institute where 
he has made his mark as one of our best 
known and favorite Brother Rats. One 
thing's for sure — around Mike, there's 
never a dull moment. The combination of 
Emotional Irish and Thoughtful Greek 
makes Mike an emotional thinker (whatever 
that is). The result is excitement. Whether 
it's in football, politics, love, or studies, 
Hony is always involved — usually up to his 
neck. His love life is one of the Great 
Wonders of the World. He has gotten into 
more trouble with less effort than anybody 
we have ever met. 

It all spells Brother Rat. We know that 
wherever he's bound, wherever he's found, 
we'll also find achievement. . . 

Robert Emil Schmalzriedt 

English, Infantry 

Pvt., DMS, Football-Co-Capt., Intramural 
Weightlifting, Volleyball, Newman Club, 
Monogram Club. 

"Emil," as the battle cry has echoed for 
four years, has been the cause of headaches 
for many coaches of VMI opposition during 
his outstanding football career. But foot- 
ball alone has not made Bob one of the 
favorites of the Corps, alumni, and faculty. 
For, in confining his ferocious strength to 
the gridiron (and sometimes to his third 
stoop monster activities) off the field he has 
displayed a pleasant personality and deep 
concern for others. Though Bob doesn't 
particularly agree with some of the more 
controversial aspects of the VMI System, he 
has demonstrated his leadership and military 
bearing at Summer Camp with his excellent 
standing. Not only Vito and the Corps will 
mourn the loss of Emil, but also all mem- 
bers of the bachelor world. After gradua- 
tion, he will be taking vows with his lovely 
little Sem graduate, Nan. We wish Bob the 
best of luck in the future. 

Donald Ralph Taylor 

History, Armor 

Pvt., DMS, Rat and Varsity Football, and 
Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, Armed 
Forces Club, Monogram Club, Dyke, Room 
Orderly, Section Marcher, Asst. 1st Sgt., 
Revenge Committee, Dirty Thirty, Asst. 
Cadet Waiter, DI. 

"I saw him coming. I hit him with 
everything I had. I knew I had him!" 
This immortal quote depicts the "Stump" 
of our class. Being Southern Conference 
Wrestling Champion and outstanding on the 
gridiron, "seeing him coming" is easy. 
Besides that, Don's flashing smile and 
friendliness toward everyone truly conveys 
his natural outlook on life — even at the 
Institute. Consequently, Don Taylor, one- 
hundred-ninety pounds of dazzling fury, 
blood brother of the hay monster, and the 
"Sultan" of barracks has in his possession 
friends, ability, and desire to make his 
future as fulfilling as his past. 

Robert Smither Crenshaw, Jr. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Michael Timothy Mahoney 

Orchard Park, New York 

Dion Wendell Johnson 

Biology, Air Force 

L.Cpl., Rat Indoor Track, Gymnastics, In- 
tramural Football, Volleyball, Ring Figure 
Mag. Artist, Newman Club, Cheerleader, 
Ring Committee, Hop Committee, FTP, 
Bermuda Club, N.Va. Club. 

Dion or "Tree" has been torn between 
many aspects of VMI: an athlete on the gym 
team and a non-athlete on the radiator 
squad; a ranker (lance corporal), and a 
pseudo-grub. He vacationed "working" at a 
resort hotel and playing in Bermuda. Both 
a dove and a hawk, his ambition changed 
from a dentist to a fighter jock. His 2.0+, 
cheerleading, FTP, guidon, the Tiger, and 
girls take up much time. At graduation the 
world will gain a playboy, the Air Force a 
crack pilot, and the Institute an enthusiastic 
alumnus. Good Flying, Di! 

Robert Emil Schmalzriedt 

Cedar Grove, New Jersey 

Donald Ralph Taylor 

Roanoke, Virginia 

James Howard Lambert 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Lt., DMS, G. C, Football, Baseball, 
Sports Editor-Bomb, Monogram Club. 

The Texas Terror came to VMI in '64 
to play football. He was the three year 
private who made good; making the Dean's 
List, he rounded out his college career as 
athlete, scholar, cadet officer, and member 
of G. C. Co. He brought the famous call 
of the "Whisky Bird" to the fifth stoop. 

Little Moe, following the examples of 
his father and brother, plans a career in 
the Army, but who will shine his shoes 
when Sam's gone? With his personality 
and ability, we're sure Jim will enjoy con- 
tinued success in the future. Best of luck 
to a good friend and Brother Rat. 

"Hony" Mahoney 

Bob Crenshaw 

The First Class 

"Little Mo" Lambert 

Smally" Schmalzriedt 

James Howard Lambert 

Frederick, Maryland 

"Stump" Taylor 

Dion Wendell Johnson 

Woodbury, New Jersey 

John Carl Hince 

Springdale, Pennsylvania 

Richard Sergeant Wise 

Lexington, Virginia 

Michael Ray Smythers 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

John Thomas Ferguson, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

William Robert Wilson, Jr. 

Waynesville, North Carolina 

Howard Reed Chapman 

Fairfax, Virginia 

"Pollack" Hince 

Mike Smythers 


Bobby-Butch Wilson 

"Howie" Chapman 

Jack Ferguson 

The First Class 

John Carl Hince 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., DMS, Rat Football and Basketball, 
Varsity Football, Intramural Volleyball, 
Bomb Staff, Fellowship of Christian Ath- 
letes, Monogram Club, President VMI 
Pittsburgh Club, Polish Literary and Musi- 
cal Society. 

At VMI, people were used to seeing 
a tall kid playing tight end on our football 
team with a number "86" on his back. Yes, 
that is good old "Hands Hince." Just ask 
anyone who is on the team or knows any- 
thing about football, and I am sure all you 
hear will be praises. For John, there is 
proof to back up our assumptions: Turkey 
Day '67. The score was 12 — 10, and the 
winning pass was pulled in by the "Old 

John has succeeded in everything he has 
attempted here, and we all know he will 
continue to be a winner throughout his life. 
Good luck, John. 

John T. Ferguson 

Economics, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Football Mgr., Basketball Mgr., 
Timmins Society, IRC vice-president, Mag- 
nificent Seven, Unfortunate Five. 

Although his original intentions were 
directed toward the Navy, the Academy's 
loss became the Institute's gain when Jack 
decided on a future in the Marine Corps. 
He experienced a brief career as a ranker. 
But again there was a change in the course 
of events when lance corporal stripes gave 
way to clean sleeves. Jack continued in 
the role of athletic manager, and his face 
became a familiar sight at all basketball 

The four years at the Institute have given 
"the Marine" his share of frustrations. 
Despite the obstacles of the economics cur- 
riculum, we have no doubts that Jack will 
someday conquer the financial world. 

Richard Sergeant Wise 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Wrestling, Football, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Softball, Pioneer Investment Club, 
Young Republican's Club. 

Grrr! Moan! Gro-w-w-w-1! These are the 
sounds emanating from the Virginia Mam- 
mal Institute as the zooperintendent con- 
ducts a tour. The visitors are amazed watch- 
ing the stormy bear arise from bed grunting 
and groping for his glasses. 

Stormy has made frequent disciplinary 
trips to the zooperintendent's office, and 
has spent most of his life on cage confine- 
ment. However, he's made several escapes 
to the "Liquid Lunch" with one paw around 
a Pabst, and the other through the ceiling. 

Stormy's favorite hobby is archeology. 
Since entering the zoo, he's collected more 
bones than any creature there. 

When he soon receives his certificate 
stating that he is tame, the "Bear" will 
descend upon the world of nightclubs, ball 
games, and bar girls. 

William Robert Wilson 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Football, Basketball, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Basketball, Softball, Tar Heel Club, 
Civil War Roundtable, IRC, Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes, YRC, Armed Forces 

After an outstanding career in high school 
athletics, "Butch" came to VMI as a 
highly sought-after fullback, but was 
switched to end his Rat year. Unfortunately 
a serious knee injury kept him from per- 
forming for the Big Red Varsity. So this 
boy from Tar Heel Land switched his 
interests to more academics and perhaps 
more intramurals. That was fine with Butch, 
and he managed to squeeze in some extra- 
curricular activities besides. 

Butch is having a hard time deciding 
between a career in the service or advanced 
study in his major. We're sure this Brother 
Rat will do okay anywhere. 

Michael Ray Smythers 

History, Armor 

Pvt., DMS, Rat Football, Intramural Volley- 
ball and Football, Glee Club, Cadet Union 
Committee, Cheerleading, B-CO Food Com- 
mittee, Tanker Platoon. 

The last of the no-nonsense, purely com- 
monsensical sages of the first stoop, Mike 
has always had a ready opinion and answer 
to everything on anyone's mind — from ran- 
kers to L.B.J. Mike has run the gamut of 
VMI's various activities, from Rat foot- 
ball to Cheerleading, and remaining a pri- 
vate, he has been true to the "Ghetto" all 
the way. Mike continuously had his eyes 
on someone at Mary Baldwin, and even 
V.M.I, couldn't change that! 

As Marcus Antonius proclaimed at the 
Georgia pep rally, "Ambition should be 
made of sterner stuff," the future will prove 
that M.R. has all the "sterner stuff' that 
it takes. 

Howard Reed Chapman 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Rat Football, Baseball, Varsity Baseball, 
Intramural Basketball, Softball, Football, 
ASCE, Floor Committee, Young Republi- 
cans, Fire Fighter, Spirit of '68 Committee. 

From the start, Howie was bound for star- 
dom. His popularity and congeniality have 
made him one of the most liked and re- 
spected of all our Brother Rats. Howie has 
obtained just about everything he has ever 
sought or put his mind to. His high rank- 
ing in the Civil Engineering curriculum, and 
his appointment as Delta Company's first 
platoon leader were earned through hard 
work and a great deal of devotion. Besides 
all of this, we come finally to Howie's 
athletic endeavors. As a rat Howie sought 
the role of VMI quarterback. He faired 
well in that slot but found baseball more to 
his liking. Success is the story of "Howie" 

"Roddy" Delk 

Tom Hickey 

George Edward Buzzard 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Football and Track, Varsity Foot- 
ball, Wrestling, Intramural Football, and 

I came to VMI in Sept. of '64 as a foot- 
ball Rat with high hopes to be a gung-ho 
military man both here and in the Air 
Force. Well, I ended up as a four year 
private and disenrolled from the Air Force, 
a real military failure!!! 

My four years at VMI will be unforget- 
able. I have seen four classes come and 
go, and all have their good and bad stories. 
My class has had its unforgettable moments 
throughout our cadetship, starting with the 
reading of the inscription in Jackson Arch, 
until we walked across the stage at gradua- 

I can't say I enjoyed my four years at 
VMI, and I can't say I hated them. All I can 
say is that I lived with it. There is one 
great thing about VMI in this light though, 
"VMI is good place to be from, not at." 

The First Class 

Earle Mills 

Thomas James Hickey, Jr. 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Football Mgr., Varsity Football 
Mgr., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, IEEE, 
Newman Club. 

When Hick came to VMI, he, like a lot 
of fools, came early for football. Tom 
wanted to and did become head manager 
of the football team. During the football 
season, football is about all he thinks about. 
Somehow this did not hurt Hick too much. 

He is probably the only true LA. in 
the EE section. Tom always had time to 
be in the sack or play bridge. When it 
comes time to get some work done, noth- 
ing can stand in his way. One time he 
spent many hours trying to develop a para- 
chute out of Saran-Wrap. 

Tom has spent many hours at a certain 
junior college in B.V. After a rocky winter, 
it appears all is patched up now. 

Tom has a really good mind and person- 
ality, and will succeed in all that he does. 

George Edward Buzzard 

Waynesboro, Virginia 

Thomas James Hickey, Jr. 

Arlington, Virginia 

Rodham Tulloss Delk 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., DMS, Cadet Staff, Ghetto, Rat Foot- 
ball, Class Committee, Tidewater Club. 

Liz, plodding, 3 by 5 computing, hiding 
long hair, undying support for Big Red 
football, Notre Dame, and Green Bay, and 
a few wild parties have highlighted Roddy's 
career at this bastion of progress. 

Briefly rising above his paramilitary past 
— 250 demerits and perpetual privatehood 
after he got out of the Ratline — Roddy be- 
came a summer camp surprise, but he im- 
mediately promised to go straight forever 

With "Sugah" behind him, Roddy man- 
aged to become one of the fortunate by run- 
ning the economics gauntlet unscathed. Next 
year will bring a new home at the School 
of Law at Virginia — and he won't have to 
hide his hair anymore. 

Rodham Tullose Delk 

Smithfield, Virginia 

Richard Eugene Anderson 

Wichita, Kansas 

Richard Eugene Anderson 

Physics, USMC 

Pvt., Tennis, Intramural Ping Pong, Foot- 
ball, Basketball, AIP, Sigma Pi Sigma, CI 
Cadre, Firefighters, Hiking and Gun Club, 
Johnny's Brigade. 

Rick came to VMI in September of 1964 
ready to compile one of the best academic 
records in the Corps by the end of his 
senior year. Never losing the true spirit of 
the elite hard corps private, Rick can always 
be found in the midst of every caper both 
in and out of Barracks. His friendly man- 
ner and amicable personality will certainly 
be greeted with success wherever he goes. 
His Brother Rats wish him the very best 
in "Civilian Life!" 

John David Griffin, III 

Civil Engineer, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Football, Track, Varsity Football, 
Monogram Club. 

When the football hero known as Big 
Grif entered the beloved Institute, he was all 
set for everything. John may not be out- 
standing in the military around VMI, but he 
has left his mark in sports. Coming back 
after a year of illness, he found a job as 
one of the linebackers on a winning team. 
During the off season, he spends his time 
throwing the shot. All of the BR's of '68 
extend their best to the Big Grif and wish 
him luck in all that he does. 

"Trigger" Anderson 

Robert Earle Mills 

Chemistry, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Football and Baseball, 
Intramural Football and Baseball, American 
Chemical Society, Ghetto, Brookside, Nub 

POW! BAM! ZOK! It's the Urbanna Pearl 
upon us all, "tellin' it like it is." The grand 
old man from the duck-blind. The source 
of the endless mirth for the Ghetto. Every 
night's a Saturday night, and every day's 
a Sunday. Probably one of the best- 
natured fellows to ever grace the first stoop, 
Earle, never bothered by anything, unfius- 
tered by all, has waded through four years 
and a couple of summers of Leslie's weird 
world of test tubes and beakers. The future 
is bright for this bighearted and jovial per- 
son, but what it holds in store for him is 
for all to wait and see. . . . 

Robert Earle Mills 

Urbanna, Virginia 

John David Griffin, JJI 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

"House-Body" Brasington 

Scooter" Hebert 

Herbert Williamson Brasington, Jr. 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

L.Cpl., Lt., DMS, Rat Football, Varsity 
Football, Intramural Football, Softball, 
Weight Lifting, B.R.F., IEEE Secretary- 
Treasurer, Newman Club, IRC, Political 
Science Society. 

"House Body" (as he is known to his 
Brother Rats) hails from the city of ques- 
tionable reputation, Richmond, Va. As 
studious a cadet as you could imagine, 
Herb still found time to participate in many 
of VMI's finer activities. 

The summer after his rat year he found 
Carol. (Who ever heard of a plump life- 
guard?) The relationship thrived at Club 
'68, 212V2 Summit Street and Ring Figure 
(a week of infamy for several cadets). 
No one knows why Herb likes Texas so 
much. Evening CQ's in the Bridge Room 
didn't bother Herb for he still made Dean's 
List. When speaking of his roomies, he 
always says: "You guys are horrible!" The 
best of luck to the plumpest Lieutenant in 
E Company, and a very fine girl, Carol. 

Paul Vinson Hebert 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., L. Cpl., Rat Football, Track, Varsity 
Football, Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, 
Class Committee. 

Paul was among that elite class of fresh- 
men football players who entered the hal- 
lowed arches of VMI two weeks earlier 
than the eventual Class of 1968. Since 
that time he has remained one or two jumps 
ahead of our class and not only distin- 
guished himself as a consistent performer on 
the football field, but has been number one 
in the Civil Engineering Department since 
his Rat Year. 

His First Class Year, the Administration 
was prompt in recognizing his many abilities, 
particularly in salesmanship, and issued an 
appropriate award. (Thanks). 

Though June marks the end of four long 
but interesting years for Paul, it also marks 
the real beginning. 

John Joseph Falzone 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Football, Varsity Football, Rat 
Baseball, Intramural Basketball, Softball, 
ASCE, Newman Club, Tutoring Program. 

This Italian victim of a face-stomping has 
worked the hardest four years of his life 
for his June objective. This is when Elaine 
takes the ring off his finger and fits it 
through his nose. It will have to be a 
big ring. 

Graduate school beckons the Akron 
game's leading ground-gainer, but a job and 
Uncle Sam are also in the running. Having 
covered all phases of VMI life from the 
horizontal lab to the pool hall, he is well 
prepared for the future. 

Herbert Williamson Brasington, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Paul Vinson Hebert 

Richmond, Virginia 

Jack "Garibaldi" Falzone 

John Joseph Falzone 

Garwood, New Jersey 

Cyrus Kerr Kump 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Football, Track, Intramural Softball, 
Monogram Club. 

Kerr's career at VMI can be summed up 
in one phrase: "Number 1 in your heart, 
number 27 on your program, and number 
37 in the Biology curriculum." 

Although injuries and a semester at West 
Virginia got him oft to a slow start, Kerr 
has proved himself to be an outstanding 
football player. Not one to be content 
with past glories, he has decided to do the 
football team a favor by coming back next 
year for another crack at both the gridiron 
and academics. 

Despite his highly polished "West Vir- 
ginianess," Kerr's ability to get along with 
people and his ready smile have made him 
many friends. This is the best indication 
of his success here! 

Cyrus Kerr Kump 

Elkins, West Virginia 

"Cy" Kump 

John George Andrews 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., VMI ludo Club, Tanker Platoon, 
Hiking and Gun Club, Confirmed Bachelors 
Club, BLB's, Hook, Line, and Sinker Club. 

When the Springfield Rat arrived at the 
yellow rock in Sept. of '64, he brought with 
him cheerfulness and understanding that is 
appreciated by his Brother Rats. Andy's 
ability on the judo mat earned him a brown 
belt and the right to flip his roommates. 
Many Wednesday afternoons were spent in 
a tin coffin driving around White's Farm too. 

The brightest star in Andy's cadetship 
shines from Radford. Bonnie met Andy on 
a blind date. Through rocky beginnings, 
they struggled through Hedley, cemeteries, 
and other normal happenings to achieve 
what appears to be a formal, long-lasting 
relation — marriage. 

Andy's Brother Rats wish him the best of 
luck in his future marriage, and hope his 
dreams of graduate school were not tarn- 
ished by VMI. 

Andy" Andrews 

John George Andrews 

Springfield, Virginia 

Charles Shepherd Saphos 

Athens, Greece 




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David George O'Connor 

History, Infanry 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Rat Social Com- 
mittee, Rat Football, Intramural Basketball, 
Volleyball, Softball, Catholic Choir, Hop 
Committee, Rangers, Richmond Club, Wil- 
liamsburg Touring Society. 

Dave came to VMI with his future al- 
ready mapped out. The Army was in his 
veins, and even the Institute could not 
change his mind. After a brief tour with 
the C.E. Department, he finally found his 
true calling up on the 5th floor of S.S.H. 
The Ranger Unit and William and Mary 
seemed to be his two main interests. The 
VMI has been a test of endurance which 
we hope will be of benefit in the future. 
When that future is based on the service of 
his country, as it is with Dave, the test 
seems worth passing. 

Gary Harper Klemas 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., EC, Football, Wrestling, Intramural 
Football, American Institute of Physics, 
Vice President Sigma Pi Sigma. 

Up from Roanoke that summer day of 
1964, came Gary bringing his unique talents 
to VMI, and the L.A. attitude to the 
Physics department. 

He managed to survive that terrible 
ordeal of Ratline and Rat Football, and 
went on to play a lot in both. The injury 
to his arm his third class year slowed down 
his football playing, but not his trip to 
Johnny's where he remained on the first 

His second class year brought Dean's 
List, and new athletic endeavor in wrestling 
beginning at Ring Figure. Graduate school 
is next, and then the Air Force. Good luck 
to a great B.R. 

"R.D." O'Connor 

"Harper" Klemas 

Rick Hill 

Bernard Richard Hill 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

Bernard Richard Hill 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Football, Co-Capt. Track, 
Intramural Football, Pioneer Investment 
Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 
Monogram Club Secretary, Treasurer, Presi- 
dent, Athletic Council, Ring Figure Commit- 
tee-Treas., "Club-160," "Bee's Nest Society." 

"Hey Murph, which way is left?" So be- 
gan and ended the interest in military affairs 
of cadet Lance Corporal Rick, "Bernie," 
Hill, The Portsmouth Flash, alias Church- 
land Chin, has set quite an impressive rec- 
ord running track the past few years. High- 
lighting his track career was the captaining 
of both the VMI and Hollins track teams. 
Besides being President of the Monogram 
Club, he was President of the Cabin Club — 
Oh Ralph! He has also been crowned the 
king of the 5-day weekends. "No, you can't 
stay until Monday!" "Mr. Hill, why are you 
sharing a hay with five other | cadets?" "Mr. 
Hill, why are you walking around outside 
of barracks after Taps?" "Mr. Hill, why..." 

David George O'Connor 

Hopewell, Virginia 

Gary Harper Klemas 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Kenneth Walter Kowalski 

Bethpage, New York 

Joe Oliver Smith 

Guntersville, Alabama 

Joe Oliver Smith 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Captain, Regimental 
Commander, DMS, Who's Who in Ameri- 
can Colleges, 1968 Class Historian, 1968 
Class Vice President, Executive Committee, 
General Committee, Rat Football, Rat Bas- 
ketball, Varsity Basketball, Intramural Vol- 
leyball, ASCE, Cadet Staff Typist, Wesley 
Foundation, Hop Committee Publicity Man- 

The unruffled waters of the Alabama bay- 
ous — the unexplored and untouched lands 
of Guntersville, the existence of which is 
verified by the postmark — gave of itself loe 
and his wild, reckless manner so incon- 
sistent with the habitat. But ... I mean a 
GT-6 and a smile that could mean some- 
thing or nothing — one never really knows 
which. Without overdrive, loe can be seen 
running rough-shod over all that is order 
and analysis and method. 

In spite of his incautious manner, he pro- 
duced as a Regimental Commander and, 
perhaps, as a safety measure, dabbled in 
basketball to keep loe from becoming a dull 
boy. For those who knew him, it will suffice 
to say that Joe is not a dull boy. 

"Killer" Kowalski 

James Clifford Reeves, III 

Pine Bluff, Arkansas 

Kenneth Walter Kowalski 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., Baseball, Fencing, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Basketball, AIP, Newman Club, Wes- 
ley Foundation, YRC, Cadet Waiter, Lover. 

Off the Yankee Island near New York 
came the Baby of the class to make his 
mark at the Institute. "Little" Ken has 
always been rather noticeable to his Brother 
Rats, especially with his dynamic voice and 
lively actions. He has learned much from 
the Institute about character building with 
academics as a sideline. 

Since he discovered girls his Third Class 
year, it has been hard to hold "Little" Ken 
down. "Hungry Hill" has been one of his 
many hangouts, with Randy Mac and the 
local high school thrown in for spice. 

Rounding out his career at the Institute 
are lohnny's, the CI, and those famous Pine 
Room Parties. Ken will always be remem- 
bered for his love of life, and his famous 
affairs. The Class wishes Ken well and 
leaves him with these last words: "You will 
get caught someday!" 

James Clifford Reeves, JJI 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor 
Track, Rat Football, Intramural Handball, 
Episcopal Church, Young Republican Club 

No one can ever say that lay's life here 
has been dull. The first year for Jay was a 
rough one as far as injuries go. Dr. Old has 
never figured out how Jay broke his arm 
with an M-l, practicing football. It was also 
very common to hear — "Andrassy, you 
sleazy , , , !!" 

Jay wore a ring through his nose for 3 
long years with a chain running all the 
way to Oklahoma, but he still confesses 
that some of the nicest people in the world 
are Injuns in "mini's." 

We are all sure that Jay's good nature, 
sense of humor, friendliness, and a fine 
girl like Patti will take him far in the 
years to come. It is also a good bet to 
say that Jay will set up his law practice 
in the good territory of Arkansas. Best 
of Luck Brother Rat Gross Bod! 

"Jay Bird" Reeves 


John Dutton Warburton 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., 1st Sgt., RDC, Intramural Volleyball, 
Football, American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers, Timmins Society, Food Committee, 
Class Committee, Bugler, Coffee Hour. 

Dust, dust everywhere and still no letter 
in sight — but who can expect mail after 
his Anne slips the ring through his nose! 
Since the first moment he arrived, Tubby 
has known that his calling was to the finer 
things in life — sleeping and being a grub. 
Alas! His plans were foiled, and he became 
the professional waker-upper (the most 
cursed man in barracks!) and a first sergeant. 

Actually, though, John has succeeded in 
making an excellent record here at the 
Institute. We know that our "Brother Rat" 
will see nothing but clear tracks ahead with 
Anne and the PRR. 


Wilson Robert Waldron 

Vinton, Virginia 

John Dutton Warburton 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Philip Lee Lanier 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Regimental Color Sergeant, DMS, 
Rat Football, Rat Baseball, Varsity Base- 
ball, Intramural Basketball, Football, Ameri- 
can Society of Civil Engineers, Bomb Staff, 
Hop and Floor Committee. 

In September, 1964, 'Tapper Pan" Lanier 
joined his Brother Rats in the famous march 
through Jackson Arch. That year Phil was 
the QB of "Chucklin' Charlie's Big Green- 
ies." Since this tragic experience, he has 
become an all-star member of the Pine 
Room Party club, not to mention his com- 
plete mastery of the Civil Engineering 
curriculum. In his First Class year, however, 
he made the heretical decision to quit the 
ranks of the privates and become a Color 
Sergeant. We peons have forgiven Phil for 
this though, and we look forward to seeing 
him and his red, white, and yellow umbrella 
at future Big Red football games. 

Wilson Robert Waldron 

Mathematics, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Football, Wrestling, Intramural 
Football, Handball, Bomb Staff. 

Get off the field, Waldron! Betrayed 
whose guard team? Barf! Sink's stopped 
up. ME? STUDY! 

From the outskirts of Roanoke, Bob has 
come to be known by his Brother Rats as a 
friend who will stand up for his beliefs 
against any opposition. His interests in the 
standards and appearance of the Corps have 
been more than amply shown in the diligent 
care with which he guards his ragged uni- 
forms. Leaving VMI with a major in pool 
and a minor in Math, Bob is sure to rise to 
stupendous heights. 

Phillip Lee Lanier 

Hurt, Virginia 

"Tubby" Warburton 

Bob Waldron 

Terry Bowers 

Charles Winston Kershaw 
History, U.S.M.C. 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., XO-F. Co., Cross Country, 
Track, Intramural Cross Country, Weight- 
lifting, Newman Club, Dean's List, Inter- 
national Relations Club Treasurer, Presi- 
dent, Pioneer Investment Club Treasurer, 
President, Cadre. 

That enlightenment may come to the post 
is clearly evidenced by Charlie's life, for he 
left the North to don the gray and surround 
himself with the greatest of southern tradi- 
tions. His cadetship has been characterized 
by Stoic perseverance, for he has maintained 
all-around excellence without any true 
recognition until this last year; his reason, 
persistence, and self-discipline are, indeed, 
worthy of our respect. Charlie's first-class- 
year brought the further enlightenment that 
some of the pleasures of life are as worthy 
of our attention as are its duties, an exact 
reversal of the educational sequence of most 
cadets! He is fully qualified, therefore, to 
become a VMI alumnus, and we may be 
confident that he will be as successful as any 
who have left the gray to don the red, 
white, and yellow. 

Terrence Lee Bowers 

Eletrical Engineer, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., EC, Rat Track, Varsity Track, 
Rat Football, IEEE, F.C.A., Monogram 
Club, Civil War Rountable. 

Terry entered VMI with great ambitions 
of achieving scholastic honors, and becom- 
ing a leader in the Corps. After a stint as 
lance corporal, he decided the life of a 
ranker was not for him, and the latter am- 
bition died. He devoted the rest of his cadet- 
ship to studying and vaulting. His diligent 
study won him high rank as an EE, fulfilling 
his primary goal. When not hitting the 
books, Terry was found on the track where 
he literally knocked himself out to break 
the VMI vaulting record. To make his story 
complete we must include that student nurse 
who owned his heart. Best of luck to Joyce 
and Terry. 

Terence Lee Bowers 

Clear Brook, Virginia 

Terry Paul Bull 

Civil Engineer, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, Wes- 
ley Foundation, Diving Club, Ranger, Tank- 
er Platoon, Cadet Battery, Summer School, 
Hiking and Gun Club, Happy Husband. 

Terry was a distinguished cadet from the 
moment he walked through the arch — dis- 
tinguished by not knowing anything that 
was going on. He was made for the Hiking 
and Gun Club with recommendations from 
the Commandant's office and the RDC, but 
allowed his membership to lapse at Christ- 
mas. A gung-ho military private, he was des- 
tined to see the light in the spring of his 
third class year, and his interests shifted 
from his M-l to a girl. From then, he was 
absent from barracks every possible week- 
end, and checked every regulation to make 
it work for him, Noted for his love of hot 
weather,, and love of being away 
from the Institute, he still found time during 
three summers to pursue academics in hopes 
of getting out on time. May he have good 
luck in marriage, an institution more suited 
to his tastes than this. 

Terry Paul Bull 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Charles Winston Kershaw 

Montville, New Jersey 

Richard John Andrassy 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Baseball, Wrestling, Judo, Track, 
Cheerleading, Intramural Basketball, Intra- 
mural Football, Pioneer Investment Club, 
FIP, Newman Club, Ralph's Pioneer's. 

"Never . . . not til Christmas." These 
words ring through Old Club 160 as 
"Richies" famous last ones. Despite a shiny 
third class year, the "Jersey Joker" frolicked 
through the hallowed halls as a biological 

After a real "Cliff-hanger" at FTX his 
second class year, the rosey cheeked, curly 
haired cadet found that his love for auto- 
motive trips wasn't returned by the latter. 

Rich's athletic prowess is known by 
coaches from Rat baseball to Varsity track. 
For being one of the Ghetto's best dressed 
and more jovial members, Bull was usually 
rewarded a head place in the demerit line. 

Any problems that confront Rich at MCV 
will probably be answered by Doc Carroll's 
firm advice, "Shut up, Andrassy!" 

John L. Pabst, m 

Economics, Artillery 

Pvt., Sgt., Lt., RDC, Intramural Basketball, 
Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Cadet Battery, 
AFC, Tidewater Club, Bridge Club. 

When John came to VMI his Rat Year, 
the first thing he said to Mr. Young was . . . 
"that's right. Sir, just like in the beer — 
PABST." From that point on he had to rely 
on his wealth of knowledge of the ins and 
outs of VMI life to survive the Rat Year. 
And survive he did — from helping his room- 
mates, to running the block more than any 
ten upperclassmen together. The third class 
year for John saw him pull his academics 
up to a good level and still have the same 
girl that he started with his Rat Year. John's 
second class year was an eventful one — he 
got made, and did a terrific job at FTX. I'm 
sure that the future holds many bright mo- 
ments for John and his lovely Carole Anne. 

John L. Pabst, III 

Hampton, Virginia 

John Barry Archer 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Soccer, Volley- 
ball, ASCE, Ranger, Fire Fighter, Armed 
Forces Club, Summer School. 

Barry, an Army Brat, immediately found 
roots at VMI and liking the Institute so 
much he spent all of his summers there. 
Besides his engineering studies, Barry had 
two other loves close to his heart at VMI: 
Rangers, and, of course, the Rats. While the 
Rangers remember him for the fine points 
of survival and mountaineering that he 
taught them, the Rats will always remem- 
ber "The Big Ranger" for his great benevo- 
lence and compassion . . . and understand- 
ing nature! 

Four long years of work and play are 
finally over for our Tar Heel Brother Rat. 
Whether Barry will retain his sliderule or 
trade it in on a green beret is still in ques- 
tion. But whatever the outcome, he will be 
remembered as the epitome of the VMI 

John Barry Archer 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Richard John Andrassy 

North Plainfield, New Jersey 

The First Class 

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John Michael Philipps 

English, Armor 

Pvt.. Rat Rafle Team, English Society, Bomb 
Staff, Cadet Staff, IRC, Philosophy Traveling 

"In all times there will be great peril for 
one who has the desires of a lofty and fas- 
tidious soul, but today it is extraordinary. 
Flung into a noisy, plebeian age, with 
which he does not care to eat out of the 
same dish, he can easily perish from hunger 
and thirst or, in case he nevertheless 'falls 
in' at last, from disgust." — Nietzsche. 

Anthony Alexander Aveta 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Bas- 
ketball, IEEE, Newman Club, Cadet Bat- 
tery, Fire Fighting, New Jersey Club. 

Tony, better known to the boys as "Lone- 
ly Meat," descended upon the Institute with 
a power possessed by few. It is known as 
Ginea Power. This power in Tony seems to 
have fed best on Budweiser, Old Forester, 
Zollomans, and, of course, no-tell motel. 
Actually, Tony came here to be an Electri- 
cal Engineer. The EE is a respected man at 
the Institute, because everyone knows 
they're the ones that don't get the breaks. 
When Tony drives his 'Vette away from this 
historic landmark, he'll carry a well earned 
diploma, a cheerful smile, and the strong 
spirit of "68." 

John Michael Philipps 

Lima, Ohio 

Peter Richard Goldman 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Football, Softball, ASCE, 
Armed Forces Club, Glee Club, Cadet Bat- 
tery, Bowling League. 

Pete entered VMI a dedicated private, 
playboy, and lover of the finer things in life 
such as women and wild parties. He is leav- 
ing the Institute with the same high stan- 
dards. Such outstanding organizations as the 
"1789 Club" and "The Keepers" kept Pete 
on the crooked and wide path. 

In between haircuts and graduating, Pete 
became one of the many CE's majoring in 
Physics, also mastering the challenge of 
VMI during the warmer months. 

Pete's outgoing personality and eventual 
success in a tough curriculum make him 
ready for any challenge life has to offer. 

Anthony Alexander Aveta 

Flemington, New Jersey 

Peter Richard Goldman 

Alexandria, Virginia 

"Lonely Meat" Aveta 

Pete Goldman 

Mike Philipps 

Reverdy Hamlin Jones 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Varsity Tennis, Rat Cross 
Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 
Intramural Football, Soccer, Basketball, 
Economics Club, Bee's Nest, Political Sci- 
ence Society, Ghetto, Gim, Tobacco and 
Harvest Bowl Escort. 

Here we are on a typical weekday night, 
with everybody studying. Well, he could, 
possibly, be out studying, but a better guess 
would be the TV room or the PX. It's tough 
when you've got one class period a day. 

Rev is so easy going that he can get 
along well with everyone. His only prob- 
lem has been fighting off the girls. He used 
to spend his weekends "watching TV" with 
his favorite Catholic, or punching out a 
tough Madisonite. 

With your luck, there is no sense in end- 
ing with a sentimental eulogy. Just let us 
know when you become president of IT&T. 

Reverdy Hamlin Jones 

Fairmont, West Virginia 

Donald Alexander MacCuish 

Gloucester, Massachusetts 

John David Crim 

Civil Engineer, Army 

Pvt., Judo, Football, Intramural Basketball, 
Swimming, ASCE, White Front Pie Shop. 

Four years ago New Market's revenge on 
VMI ambled through stoop-nigger arch in 
his first attempt to evade the system. John 
has won numerous awards at the Institute 
in his four years. These wonderful accom- 
plishments include repeated selection to 
General Shell's all pro team. Several of 
these selections resulted from first place in 
the sinks beautification contest his third 
class year. 

John's future lies in the field of Sanitary 
Engineering which he hopes to pursue after 
graduation. Although knowing John for only 
three years, we have developed a fine friend- 
ship which we're sure will be unending. To 
a big soul brother, a fine gentleman, a schol- 
ar, and a Brother Rat, we wish the best. 

Donald Alexander MacCuish 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Cross Country, Swimming, Judo Co- 
Captain, Armed Forces Club Activities 
Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, President, 
Chapel Choir, AID, Civil War Round Table, 
Glee Club, Yankee Club, Language Lab 

"Out a Gloucester" came our boy, and 
with him the familiar "quack" which has 
echoed throughout barracks for the past 
four years. Don has always been a firm 
believer in the old saying "dulce et decorum 
est . . .," and this will be shown on gradua- 
tion day when he trades cadet gray for army 
green with gold bars. 

His future points toward the East-Far 
East, but the rice served in the Mess Hall 
has prepared him well for his journey. 

With his new Malibu, new uniforms, and 
new home state (for car registration only), 
we leave our hero with this piece of advice 
— "keep your shot record up to date!" 

John David Crim 

New Market, Virginia 

"Big John" Crim 

Philip Michael Pazich 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., L. Cpl., Intramural Football, American 
Institute of Physics, Sigma Pi Sigma Presi- 

"Herr" Pazich came to VMI with the 
hopes of high academic achievement and 
high rank. He achieved his academic gran- 
deur throughout his four years, and his 
astounding military ability was awarded by 
being made a "one-week wonder" Lance 
Corporal. The summer before his first class 
year he extended his travel to Coral Gables 
and the University of Miami where he con- 
tinued his studies on the beaches and in 
the bars. 

Phil is looking forward to graduate 
school, and a career in science. Good luck 
to a great Brother Rat. 

Timothy Eugene Underwood 

Physics, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Supply Sgt., Distinguished 
Academic Student, Distinguished Military 
Student, Intramural Handball, Tennis, Sig- 
ma Pi Sigma Secretary, Leader VMI Com- 
manders, American Institute of Physics. 

The "Fat Rat" began becoming a citizen 
soldier in Scott Ship making mathematical 
"tools" for the C. E. and physics people 
to use. But the light dawned his second class 
year when he moved into the suburbs at 
Mallory Hall to use some of his "tools" for 
physics. Between Dean's List Furloughs and 
Commanders' trips, he's a rare bird to see, 
but that hasn't prevented an occasional stop 
to write Teddie, his girl through thick and 
thin for the last five years, and to sew on a 
new set of stripes. 

At the end of this enlightening four-year 
pseudo-military experience, we say to the 
"Zloat," it's been fun, and may you never 
share mess on our table. 

Philip Michael Pazich 

Ambridge, Pennsylvania 

Timothy Eugene Underwood 

Livonia, Michigan 

Robert Lawrence McDowell 

Severna Park, Maryland 

Robert Lawrence McDowell 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Supply Sgt., Intramural Bas- 
ketball, Volleyball, Auto Committee, Fire 
Fighters, Dean's List, Economics Dept. Asst. 

To his Brother Rats, Bob is known as a 
hard worker, highly interested in the better- 
ment of the Class as well as the Corps. His 
personal pride has made him a success both 
in the academics and in the military. But 
wait! Let's not forget Lisa, that lovely young 
lady who has suffered through the trial of 
the Institute along with him. 

Bob is always ready to discuss new ideas. 
Well known to all of us is his successful 
formation of the 1968 Automobile Commit- 
tee, which again shows his interest in the 
Class as a whole. Bob's high ideals, as well 
as his witty thinking, will carry him success- 
fully through life. The Class of 1968 wishes 
Bob and Lisa the best of luck in the future. 

Tim Underwood 

McLean Smith, Jr. 

Arlington, Virginia 

Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

McLean Smith, Jr. 

History, Artillery 

Pvt, Regimental Supply Sgt., Intramural 
Football, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Cadet 
Staff, IRC, Veep-Bowling Club, Ring Figure 
Com., Cadet Battery, Radio Club. 

Upon entering VMI's hallowed yellow 
walls, Mac soon made a name for himself 
by joining the 10-6-30 Club. After a some- 
what quiet third class year, Mac soon let 
himself be known to his Brother Rats by 
way of 249. A true follower of the private 
of the month club, Mac shocked the world 
by becoming a zebra his senior year, and 
also seriously considered changing from 
History to Chinese Economics which re- 
sulted in 3 extra hours the next semester. 
Gung-ho all the way, Mac plans for two 
years in the Reserve Finance Corps before 
venturing into the business world. The Class 
of '68 wishes him the best of luck. 

Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., Wrestling, Track, Intramural Football, 
Volleyball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Gym- 
nastics, Monogram Club, Glee Club, Tide- 
water Club, GFCA. 

Wine, women, and motocycles! This 
"Granby Grappler" spent the greater of his 
four years enjoying the better things in life. 
(Probably the only cadet to have dated 
every girl in Lexington). At times, the going 
got rough, but even with 72 demerits and 
"mucho" confinement, Bob became a First 

Even confinement couldn't keep "Big 
Fletch" from running the block for a frat 
party or a midnight rendezvous. "Flex" ex- 
celled in wrestling and intramurals, snagged 
an ROTC physical fitness award, and some- 
how kept a healthy academic average. Best 
of love and luck to Bob. 

Frank Joseph Pinizzotto 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Supply Sgt., Cross Country, Track, 
American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil 
Shaft, Newman Club, FIP, Monogram Club, 
"CCFB," Ring Figure Staff, DMS, Rat So- 
cial Committee. 

The transition from the lofty King of 
Glassboro H. S. to the lowly and insignifi- 
cant Rat would be considerable for anyone. 
Needless to say, Frank and VMI didn't ap- 
pear to be the "winning combination," but 
the "Hood" made it, and made it big. He 
ranks at the top of the CE curriculum, has 
run track all year round for four years; and, 
yes, the "wop" is even a ranker. 

From this endless line of A's and B's, 
varsity letters, scholarships, and summer 
camp awards emerges our Brother Rat. You 
know, the same kid we see at the Pine 
Room, and Johnny's; the guy with the towel 
on his shoulder who listens to our sob 
stories; and the one that ought to be a 
grub, but isn't. The Class wishes Frank the 

"Wop" Pinizzotto 

Frank Joseph Pinizzotto 

Glassboro, New Jersey 

Thomas Ryland Nuckols 

Mathematics, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DAS. DMS, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Basketball, Volleyball, Photography 
Editor Bomb, Methodist Sunday School. 

Thomas Ryland Nuckols 

Hopewell, Virginia 

John Barrett Timmons 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., Gymnastics Manager, Intramural Vol- 
leyball, Gymnastics, Cross Country, ASCE, 
Wesley Foundation, Fire Fighting, IRC, 
Scuba Club Treasurer, 3rd Stoop Sinks Dec- 
orating Committee. 

Many years ago, about four, J. B. decided 
to change the image of the "Engineer." His 
cadetship has been devoted to a literary end. 
Rat year he learned how to use twenty-five 
cent words. Satire blossomed his Third Class 
year as the 343 Sinks Press "published" his 
humble efforts. Censorship soon ended those 
illustrious endeavors. Becoming a man of let- 
ters was the next step. Acknowledgement of 
success was soon received from Randolph- 
Macon. Broadening the scope of his reading 
was his First Class project. Two hours per 
exam, sixteen on Westerns, and War stories 
just to "mark time?" But then why study 
when you're on Dean's List more than off? 


J. B. Timmons 

"Bucky" Miller 

Vernon Cecil Miller, Jr. 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Wrestling, Soccer, 
Skiing, Cadet, Editor-in-Chief 1968 Bomb, 
Glee Club Vice Pres., Timmins Society, 
English Society, IRC, Publications Board, 
Who's Who In American Colleges, Vestal 
Virgin (ret.), Ring Figure Committee. P.W. 

The story of Buck Miller is a living ex- 
ample of a man who has triumphed over 
his environment. For a sensitive person, 
VMI often stifles creativity; apathy sets in. 
Buck Miller, truly an idealistic person, has 
managed to roll with a multiple of admin- 
istrative punches. A Northerner, a Quaker, 
and a passionate believer in honor, Buck 
found that not everyone at VMI plays by 
the same rules. If he is a rebel, it is a valid 
response to the disillusionment he feels. But 
disillusion cannot be prevented, and neither 
can the final victory of Buck Miller. AMF. 

John Barrett Timmons 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Vernon Cecil Miller, Jr. 

Moorestown, New Jersey 

Robert Wayne Spruell 
History, USMC 

Pvt., Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cross 
Country, Rangers, Armed Forces Club, 
IRC, Monogram Club. 

Completing a quiet "freshman" year, 
Wayne very quickly became a member of 
the liquid lunch boys. Even with his fre- 
quent trips to the "Keepers," Wayne still 
managed to make Dean's List his second 
class year. An avid supporter of the 1789 
Club, Wayne seemed to blend into the quiet 
atmosphere of Georgetown. Looking for- 
ward to a rosy future in the Marines, 
Wayne became an elite member of the 
"Vette" club. Although one of the friendliest 
guys at VMI, Wayne still managed to leave 
his stamp at W&L. Proving himself with 
the books when he wanted to, Wayne has 
shown us that he will succeed in whatever 
he attempts. 

Robert Wayne Spruell 

Annandale, Virginia 

Michael Charles Sartori 
Randalstown, Maryland 

William Robert Welsh 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., Swimming, Judo, Intramural, Football, 
Volleyball, Basketball, Newman Club, Pio- 
neer Investment Club. 

Despite Bill's unassuming manner, he 
has always attracted attention and provided 
many moments of laughter for his friends. 
Even with all this attention, the "Cloud" 
has maintained his cool and become of the 
most "capable" men in the ghetto. 

During his cadetship, many of his abilities 
such as eating, romancing, swimming, and 
foreign languages have shown forte. Who 
else would be all right for a stick check 
at the John Marshall Hotel? Who else 
besides the clever "Cloud" would be so 
deceptive as to wear his civies under his 
uniform upon returning from a First Class 

After shedding his burden in the military 
as an exchange officer with the North 
Vietnamese Army, Bill's future looks bright 
and success should be a sure thing. 


William Robert Welsh 

Purcellville, Virginia 

Michael Charles Sartori 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Swimming, 
Intramural, Volleyball, Cross Country, IRC, 
Newman Club, Union Board Com., Hop & 
Floor Com. 

Mike began his college career as an 
engineer, but soon realized that building 
bridges would not be his forte, and switched 
to the History curriculum. Notable were 
the Geology field trips, on which he became 
intimately acquainted with rocks and min- 
erals. . . . especially on the rocks which 
were best for sleeping. 

It seems somewhat strange to hear Mike's 
name mentioned around barracks without 
it being closely followed by another . . . 
Martha. His frequent visits to Sem, and 
Martha's frequent visits to Lexington were 
ample proof that Mike's and her upcoming 
wedding was incoitable. 

Good luck at Flight School, we'll see 
you in '73. 

Wayne Spruell 

Stephen Michael Hubbard 

Altavista, Virginia 

Stephen Michael Hubbard 

Chemistry, Artillery 

L.Cpl., Pvt., Cross Country, Co-Capt., 
Track, American Chemical Soicety, New- 
man Club, Glee Club, Monogram Club, 
Chemistry Lab Asst., Barber. 

Paralleling his experiences, "Little Mont" 
combines varied attributes. He is a con- 
scientious student, and one of the top- 
ranking Chemistry majors. He has proven 
his capability on the VMI track for four 
years, and was chosen as co-captain of the 
Sounds of Otis and more sublime forms 
C.C. team. He has an affinity for the solid 
of the art. 

Hub enjoys other entertainment also. He 
is very fond of expanding his mind with 
Thrift at Johnny's. Underlying these ten- 
dencies, however, is a serious nature, and 
a discerning intellect which will insure him 
of future success. 

Garland West Padgett, Jr. 

Langley Air Force Base, Virginia 

Garland West Padgett, Jr. 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Lt., 2nd Bn. Adj., 
DMS, Cross Country. Indoor Track, Out- 
door Track. Water Polo, VMI Cadet News 
Staff, VMI Cadet Feature Editor. Religious 
Council, BSU Executive Committee, Out- 
standing Air Force ROTC Cadet, Air Force 
Times Award-Summer Camp 1967, Scuba 
Club, Glee Club. 

Down the stoops, in ranks and in a num- 
ber of "other" places, the human sabre 
walks, bones, and sings "Oh Shenandoah" 
while thinking of a certain redhead. 

Born with wings and an uncanny ability 

to get out of "specials," Wes flew in F.I. P. 

and on Interstate 81. He got the rank he 

worked for, and finally made the Dean's 

List. Actually, these achievements didn't 

surprise any of his Brother Rats, for they 

new he would work until he reached his 

oals. And undoubtedly he will continue to 

/ork for even greater future achievements. 

VMI may have more Battalion Adjutants, 

but it will never have another like Wes. 

Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr. 

Chemistry, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural, Volleyball, Basketball, 
American Chemical Society. 

. . . Yes, and then was Buz there standing 
in Jackson Arch, a timid farm boy trying 
to break into the big time. He suffered a 
serious setback his rat year, however, his 
first true love shot him down. Nevertheless, 
he rebounded his third class year by pinning 
a "Sem girl" on their fourth date. But this 
was short-lived as were all of his affairs in 
his 3rd and 2nd class years. After all his 
frustrations in love, Buz has finally done 
the only thing left to do — he got engaged 
to Nancy after a whirlwind courtship. 

With Nancy at his side, Buz is sure to 
'break into the big time" as he first set out 
to do four long years ago. All of his Brother 
Rats wish him and Nancy the best of luck 
in the future. 

Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr. 

Fincastle, Virginia 

"Wes" Padgett 

; Buz" Sprinkle 

"Hub" Hubbard 

Jay Bruce Slaughter 

Glen Head, Long Island, New York 

Gordon White VanHoose, III 
Belcher, Louisiana 

Larry Bruce McGIothlin 

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 

Jay Bruce Slaughter 

Chemistry, Artillery 

Pvt, Rat Track, Intramural, Football, Soft- 
ball, Basketball, American Chemical Society, 
Cadet Battery, Spirit of 68 Committee. 

The "fat Rat," far from his Long Island 
residence, soon found himself a permanent 
home at the Institute. Neither excelling at 
his studies, nor in the military, he still 
managed to finish out his first year. It was 
during finals of this year that he realized 
there was only one girl for him, Sharon. 

When lay returned his third class year, he 
found the going tough. It seemed as if he 
would never return to his home. Having 
survived two summer schools, Jay had two 
things to look forward to, graduation and a 
wedding. His BR's wish Sharon and Jay 
the best. 

Gordon White VanHoose, III 

Biology, Artillery 

Pvt., Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor 
Track, Monogram Club, Deep South Club. 

Being the son of a loyal alumnus, Hoose 
was a little wary of the perils of VMI when 
he matriculated. Although he has long ex- 
pressed his envy of the social life at LSU, 
he has made a good adjustment to VMI. 

His real success has been in the sports 
field. "Hoose" has gone on to win many 
points for VMI, and many awards for him- 
self due to his record setting performances 
in the triple-jump. His good humor and 
athletic ability have earned him the nick- 
name of "Mopp" from his teammates. 

Larry Bruce McGIothlin 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Mono- 
gram Club, Pittsburgh Club, Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes. 

Starting from the booming metropolis of 
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, this personable 
young man set out to let VMI know what 
the story was all about. Cuz has been active 
on many fronts, leading his famous "Blocks 
Boys" through many laps on the track, and 
many weeks of the wild summer-school 
sessions. Besides being devoted to high 
hurdle races, Cuz always hit the books 
with a determined attitude, although the 
Shed deflated it somewhat with numerous 
"good deals." The Class of '68 wishes Cousin 
Brucee the best of luck in all his endeavors, 
and leaves him with those nostalgic words: 
"Bueno, continuiemos." 

J. B. Slaughter 

"Hoose" Van Hoose 

"Cuz" McGIothlin 


Douglas Paul Schnabel 

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 

Frederick Union King 

Arlington, Virginia 

David A. Cortese 

Houston, Pennsylvania 

Douglas Paul Schnabel 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., Cross Country, Monogram Club, In- 
door and Outdoor Track, VAS, Fire 

To give a synopsis of "The Snoop's" ca- 
detship would do injustice to many of his 
finer deeds. Some of us may recall the time 
he disguised himself as a member of the 
guard team, and succeeded in throwing a 
goodly number of Rat hayrools into the 
Nile. Those of us remembering this coura- 
geous act will recall his phenomenal luck, 
for he never seemed to get caught. 

It is only fitting that the beginning of 
Doug's biography close with a quote descrip- 
tive of his ambition to work in the field 
of forestry: "This man was bom rich in 
his love of the great outdoors." 

Frederick Hulon King 

English, Artillery 

Pvt., Wrestling, Fencing, Intramural, Foot- 
ball, Volleyball. English Society, Interna- 
tional Relations Club, VMI Cadet, Cadet 
waiter, English Department Assistant. 

"There is no fate which cannot be sur- 
mounted by scorn." This quotation from 
Camus perhaps best summarizes Fred's 
internment at VMI. If apathy and ennui are 
desirable traits, then surely he was an 
admirable cadet. If not, then little was 
ventured and nothing gained. Graduation 
will be a day of crisis for him when he 
must re-evaluate those opinions and ideals 
which have been forced upon him in his 
innocence, and enter the life of freedom he 
most desperately desires but cannot endure. 
After that day, who can guess, for "Now 
that we're happy, what shall we do?" 

David A. Cortese 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., 2nd Bn. Sgt. Maj., Judo, Amer- 
ican Institute of Physics, Newman Club, 
IRC, Armed Forces Club, Glee Club. 

Through the years, Dave has repeatedly 
passed courses with titles his LA roommate 
couldn't pronounce. In fact, his worst enemy 
at VMI has been himself. Probably no 
Brother Rat can match his history of 
"accidents" in the room or damage account 
at the QMD. Rank and love came late to 
Dave, but his first class year found him 
suddenly with stripes and not one, but two, 
wonderful loves, as well as lower grades. 
Decisively undecided, Dave can't choose 
between his two loves and an Air Force 
that may want him too. Good luck Dave; we 
wish we had your problem. 

"Snoopy" Schnabel 

Dave Cortese 

Big Otis" King 


Paul Douglas Quillen 

Electrical Engineer, Air Force 

Pvt., Gymnastics, Scuba Club, President, 
Timmins Society Sound Technician, Young 
Republicans Club, IEEE. 

Ever since his arrival to these hallowed 
halls "Screwloose," as he was appropriately 
called by his dyke, has had a part in almost 

His four years here have been very 
erratic. Paul has been a terror to Rats, but 
a Rat Daddy, the top gymnast, but a virtual 
spastic in other sports, an Electrical Engi- 
neer, but a lover of classical music. 

Several things haven't changed. If there's 
a loophole in a regulation, he'll find it. If 
he can make a nickel, he will take 60. 

There's one thing for certain, Paul is 
not the military type — even flunked summer 

Charles William Besenfelder 

History, Army 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, Basket- 
ball, Cadet Waiter, VMI Cadet, Wesley 
Foundation, Hop and Floor Committee, 
Armed Forces Club, International Rela- 
tions Club, Salute Battery, Fire Fighting, 
Young Republicans, Richmond Club, Cadet 

On September 10, 1964, Billy matricu- 
lated from down Richmond way. As a Rat, 
he stayed out of trouble militarily, while 
almost managing to leave via the academic 

Billy learned the military easily for he 
had it for four years in high school. At the 
end of our Rat Year he decided on aca- 
demics over rank. 

Always known as a "fair" cadet waiter, 
and one who always tries to get out of 
things, he now leaves behind him four years 
of borderline toiling. As usual, he doesn't 
have the same girl (nobody has the same 
one for 4 years), and the Class of '68 and 
the "Benedictine boys" want to wish him and 
Kathy the best always. 

Paul Douglas Quillen 

Miami, Florida 

Billy Besenfelder 

William Bracken Todd 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt„ Cpt., Commander Co. F, 
DAS, Rat and Varsity Swimming, Intra- 
mural Volleyball, Water Polo, Reserve 
Officers Association, Monogram Club, Inter- 
national Relations Club, Vice Commandants 

"Let's nuke Hanoi!" You ground pounders 
might as well go home, the Air Force is 
going to win this war! "I'll never get 
married." "Not even if I were the last man 
on earth and she the last woman." . . . 
Reflections a la Todd. Yet despite these 
obvious drawbacks Bill is a good man. 
Well, admittedly Bill had had to work for 
what he has gotten in the way of grades. 
But just ask the Rats how good his parties 
were, and just ask his girls how good a 
date he was. They'll tell you he was always 
good, several times superb, and one time 
fantastic. What more could be said of a 
VMI man? — Reflections a la Todd. 

Charles William Besenfelder 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Screwloose" Quillen 

William Bracken Todd 

Wright-Patterson A.F.B., Ohio 

William John Andrews 
Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, 
Football, Softball, IEEE. 

John entered VMI ready and willing (?) 
to devote four years to the field of procras- 
tination, and he did an outstanding job. 
Many accomplishments, most of which can 
be considered minor, can be attributed to 
this fox, but the greatest of these was the 
consumption of 51 popsicles in one dull 
evening CQ. After this, he really put forth 
the supreme effort; along with a great deal 
of help from the HAY MONSTER, he 
showed up Dr. Foster's sleep lab. The kid 
really came through with the supreme sur- 
prise upon returning from Xmas '67, when 
he announced a gal named Anne had him 
by "leads." Best wishes to William John 
and his! 

William John Andrews 

Chesapeake, Virginia 

Byron Francis Nettrour, Jr. 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., DMS, Intramural Football, Softball, 
IEEE, Cadet Battery. 

On judgment day, there is going to be 
a big fight between God and the Devil for 
the soul of Lord Byron because each of 
them is going to swear he was their agent 
on earth. 

Few people will deny that he serves as 
the epitome of Brother Rat spirit. He 
is always one to be counted on when every- 
one else seems to desert. Lord Byron is 
there to pick up the pieces. The Devil 
would point out that no one else would 
sneak a girl into barracks simply for the 
sport of it! Anybody who has played intra- 
mural football knows that he is not a nice 
guy to have on the other side. 

Although this debate will probably con- 
tinue until judgment day, nobody will deny 
that Lord Byron is truly warm, friendly, 
and controversial. 

Paul Bruce Grigg 

English, Artillery 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, RDC, Rat Social 
Committee, Rat Wrestling, Intramural 
Volleyball, English Society Sec. and Pres., 
Cadet Battery, First Class Representative 
to Publications Board, BRSR Club, Invest- 
ment Varsity. 

In the closing moments of summer, as the 
warm zephyrs caressed the majestic counten- 
ance of the Shenandoah, the sage Kazimoto 
bombed in from the woodlands of Pennsyl- 

So tantamount were his leadership abili- 
ties, that he became a Moses-figure in the 
mass migrations out of NEB, and a "green- 
giant" in the Garden Club of '89. "Ole 
Pistol Paul," the only gray-haired sergeant 
in the corp, was one of the chief "Institute 
Varsity Lettermen." His free-time was filled 
with a half-time Sunday job at J.M. Hall, 
an 8-day semester break, clandestine move- 
ments as the Mad Bomber, and the initia- 
tion of the "Let's blow Graduation exer- 

But Paul possesses a profound philo- 
sophical nature where VMI is concerned as 
expressed in, "When you're at VMI, you've 
never been anywhere else. When you're away 
you've never been at VMI." 


Byron Nettrour 

Paul Bruce Grigg 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

Ronald Steven Stultz 

Winchester, Virginia 

Ronald Steven Stultz 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Swimming Team, Intramural Vol- 
leyball, IEEE, Southern Agnostics, Radio 
Club, Armed Forces Club, YRC, Scouter's 
Club, Cadet Assistant Psychology Dept. 

A citizen soldier, he's not. Rather Ron 
could be called the "Renaissance Man" 
who came to VMI seeking a total education, 
and now that has stretched into 5 years and 
a possible 3 majors. A protege of Dean 
Foster, Ron has spent considerable time on 
subconscious probings, TV cameras, and 
psychology projects. With an acute ability 
to perceive the true motives of people, he 
has few close friends, but those few he 
can trust implicitly. Actually the essence 
of Ron lies in these words: harmless, 
caustic, loyal, wise, mystic, genius, patient, 
eternal. Good luck to the 1st stoop's part- 
time philosopher, and may you get your 
share, Brother Rat. 

John Robert Philpott, Jr. 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., Sgt., Rat Basketball Manager, Base- 
ball Manager, Intramural Football, Basket- 
ball, Pioneer Investment Club Vice Presi- 
dent, Deep South Club, PT Officer. 

From Lexington, N.C., to Lexington, Va., 
came the Class of '68's only "Pottovitch," 
Carolina's own Marshal Zhukov. 

Bob learned early that the amount of 
study was directly proportional to amount 
of knowledge, and he has remained Num- 
ber One in the Economics Department since 
his Rat Year. 

We'll always remember Bob for his hands 
(wet), — as the "Dean of the Hardwood," and 
as one who was never too busy to help a 
Brother Rat get his grades up. Because of 
Bob's nature, he's sure to do as well later 
as he has in the past — and that's too good — 
he's a winner all the way. 

Ron Stultz 

"Pottovitch" Philpott 

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John Robert Philpott, Jr. 

Lexington, North Carolina 

Theodore Edmond Leduc 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, 
Handball, Softball, Glee Club, Hop and 
Floor Committee, VMI Young Republicans, 
Bomb, Cadet Chapel Choir, Wesley Foun- 

"LeDuck," "Anyone want any booze 
brought into barracks?" "New roommates 
needed — apply at Club 300." "You've been 
drinking — boned for being improperly 
dressed on stoop." "As you were, I don't 
guess you have been drinking after all." 

These are just a few of the memories by 
which we will remember Brother Rat Theo. 
Though he resides at Hampden-Sydney, Va. 
his heart is in the sunny land of Florida. 
Good luck to Brother Rat Theo and his 
fiancee, Dory, for we all know something 
good is bound to come out of the only one 
to survive "Club 300" without a scratch. 

Theodore Edmond Leduc 

Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 

George Harold Edwards 

History, Infantry 

Pvt.. L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural 
Basketball, Bomb Staff, Executive Council 
BSU, Pres. Civil War Round Table, Armed 
Forces Club. 

A Tidewater gentleman enrolled in VMI 
in September, and after a short stay in the 
hospital, during cadre, he joined the Corps 
in November. 

George's military mind proved capable 
of securing rank and the leadership of the 
Civil War Roundtable, but this was useless 
in keeping hold of Donna, Virginia, Bunny, 
Sylvia, Marsha, Anita, etc. As often as 
he was shot down, it was well he joined 
the Infantry and not the Air Force. 

As the years passed, George rose to 
Lieutenant and stood high in academics. 
Some underclassman realized his true per- 
sonality when he wrote "God is not dead. 
He is a Lieutenant in Band Company." 

"Green Beret" Edwards 

George Harold Edwards 

Colonial Heights, Virginia 

Robert Parker Trenck 

Mathematics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Social Committee, Wres- 
tling, Intramural Volleyball, Cross Country, 
Softball, Timmins Music Society, Armed 
Forces Club, VMI Scouter's Club, Young 
Republican Club. 

Rob's first encounter with the Institute 
was uneventful, until Easter when a certain 
young lady made her first appearance at 
these hallowed halls. From then on Rob's 
hop ticket received quite a workout as did 
the buses between Lexington and Lynchburg. 

Following his Ring Figure, Rob learned 
that his first cousin was not related to him 
at all; and received 10-1-20 for thinking he 
was related. 

The following November was Ring Figure 
renewed, but this time the ring was for 
Missy and held a diamond. "Someday," 
huh, Rob? 

Robert Parker Trenck 

Port Chester, New York 





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David Leonard Avery 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Lt., Rifle Team, Intramural Soccer, 
Tanker Platoon, AFC, IRC, YRC. 

When Ace signed "The Book," he really 
thought he had VMI knocked. A few min- 
utes later he found that he had a lot to 
learn. He has done exactly that. 

Besides wearing stars and being one of 
the few ordinary rankers, he was a member 
of that illustrious Tanker Platoon. Dave 
found out this year that the road from 
White's Farm is a "long road back." 

Regardless of the many obstacles he has 
had to surmount, Dave has come through 
the four years of trial and tribulation to 
make him one of our most congenial Broth- 
er Rats. 

Best of luck to you, Dave, and don't let 
anything get you down. 

"Ace" Avery 

David Leonard Avery 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Spic" Switzer 

Harold William Switzer 

Chemistry, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, 
Cross Country, ACS, Nub Club, Organic 
Popcorn Com., Eastern Shore Club, Presi- 

In his four years at VMI, the "Ol 1 Spic" 
has hailed from Puerto Rico, Cambridge, 
Maryland, and Orlando, Florida. 

Academically, Spic started out with a 
bang and ended up with a slow fizz, but he 
has one of the best VMI "attitudes" anyone 
has ever seen. He proved this by outsleeping 
almost everyone at school and summer 
camp, resulting in a close race to last at 
Indiantown Trap. Even though his attitude 
about VMI and the Army is somewhat bad, 
we all know that Hal will succeed in life 
with his sincere personality, dragging his 
test tubes, wife, and other things behind 

William Walter Millan 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Forensics, Debate, Fencing, DMS, 
DAS, Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, 
Who's Who in American Colleges. 

Four years ago an unlikely warrior en- 
tered VMI with visions more appropriate to 
an age of horse cavalry and sabres, than to 
one of nuclear bombs. The military visions 
left in little pieces; the other ideals starved 
on a diet of Sartre, Camus, Conrad and 

Nonetheless . . . (what the Hell), Bill is 
going RA in lune. We wish him luck. His 
charm and occasionally biting sense of 
humor will not be soon forgotten. 

Harold William Switzer 

Winter Park, Florida 

William Walter Millan 

Falls Church, Virginia 

Mike Seargeant 

Billy Michael Seargeant 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Soccer, Volleyball, ASCE, 
Catholic Choir, Cadet Battery, Glee Club. 

B.M. has proven to be one of the most 
important parts of our cadetship. He is the 
true basis of the VMI ideal — a Brother Rat. 

His kind words and jovial outlook in the 
face of his own academic difficulties gives 
to the rest of us, who also have academic 
or other problems, the will to go on to 
solve our problems and to face our tomor- 
rows with renewed hopes. 

We all wish you well, for we know that 
it is people like you that make this world 
more pleasant and rewarding for all of us. 

Billy Michael Seargeant 

San Antonio, Texas 

Maurice Mero Gompf 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

Maurice Mero Gompf 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt., Bn. S-4, Rat Cross Coun- 
try, Judo, Intramural Basketball, Ring 
Figure Magazine, Wesley Foundation, Jim 
Beam Team Member, Ring Figure Commit- 
tee, 1968 Emblem Committee, Ranger Hand 
to Hand Combat Inst., Institute "All Amer- 
ica," BRSR Club. 

Yea, verily, the swamprat left his "hoose" 
and came to the bluff, sideburns dragging. 
He joined "89" Garden Club, the midnight 
commandos, and the "C.E. good-bye move- 

In '66, Mike joined the Jim Beam Relay 
Team for the VMI Olympics, and became 
an Institute All-American. This uncoveted 
title exiled him to the Bell Telephone 
Summer Olympics. 

Undaunted, he did some summer reading, 
and had the administrative glamor of the 
All-American title withdrawn after a mere 
two months. This disappointed the Institute! 

With military and academic talents real- 
ized, Mike refused to be stepped on despite 
the size of the foot. He profoundly noted 
that even nature understands VMI — "Ever 
see the wind blow out Jackson Arch?". 

Bill Martin 

William P. Martin 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Gymnastics, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Softball, Handball, Wesley Founda- 
tion, Pioneer Investment Club, Regimental 
Color Guard, Ghetto, Brookside. 

Breeze came from the land of Salt Water 
and skiing — bent on a good time at the 
Institute. Things were not as he expected, 
however, and the list of discarded articles 
soon included a sliderule, Lance Corporal 
stripes, and a hitch hiking sign marked 

The last couple of years have been 
"Good to Him," and a rise in good times 
(Brookside) have been matched by a rise 
in academic achievement. Certainly, the 
years have proven him a person of distinc- 
tion, a darty man extraordinaire, and the 
truest of friends. 

"Jim Beam" Gompf 

William P. Martin 

Hampton, Virginia 

Leigh Silman Edmunds 

English, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Baseball, Judo, Track, Intramural 
Basketball, Football, Bomb Staff, Sounding 
Brass Circ. Mgr., Literary Editor, Newman 
Club Historian, Treas., V.P., Glee Club, 
Cadet Battery. 

Leighsie is an individual who devoutly 
practices the philosophy of Clyde Barrow 
(of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame) — "ain't life 
a grin?" "Mandrake" was only thirteen when 
he learned how to nasty. He must be a 
Magician because he's sure got the magic 
touch. If no ventures are in the offing, 
Leigh hosts his own, such as Christmas 
magical mystery tours at his home. He can 
be incredibly witty and perceptive, and a 
good student when he puts his unconven- 
tional mind to it. 

Leigh is one individual who has attained 
Nirvana in this life — it's called a Dodge 
Cadillac Charger. 

Leigh Silman Edmunds 

Oxon Hill, Maryland 

James Christian Burns 

Biology, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., 2nd Bn. S-3, Distin- 
guished Academic Student, DMS, Prosecutor 
of the VMI Honor Court, Judo, Intramural 
Football and Volleyball, VAS, Cadet Staff, 
Publications Board, Hop and Floor Com. 

An affinity for the good life, and its 
bottomless pit of approaches (which may 
soon show bottom), feebly at best, de- 
scribes this soul. What kind of person is 
it that can neither speak nor spell the 
English language, stay up from taps until 
breakfast, sleep at least forty-five out of the 
fifty minutes of class, and come so disgust- 
ingly close to being academically distin- 

He has an unusual strength in his stan- 
dards, and assumes an impregnable attitude 
whenever he is crossed. For someone with 
such a high trifle coefficient in the eyes 
of so many, it is hard for one to under- 
stand, and harder to accept, this in him. 
Those that have had the depth and have 
made this effort have been rewarded with 
a constant friend. 

James Christian Burns 

Dahlgren, Virginia 

Terry Ralph Emerson 

Mathematics, Air Force 

Pvt., Pres. Bridge Club, IRC, Recreation 
Chairman Student Union, Newman Club. 

From the land of the Eternal Summer 
came the blonde god-grease to the fun 
capital of the world, Lexington. As he en- 
tered the Institute, he was heard to say, 
"This may not be a party school now, 
but I will make it into one." T's claim 
to fame has been his goal of making VMI 
the sin capital of the East. His first attempt 
was a year long love affair by air with a 
beach bunny, and then to another beach 
bunny from the same locale, and then a 
Chicago gun-moll who hailed from Tokyo. 
His last year he got a lot of "class," and 
was astonished by a "Happy New Year 
Darling" just prior to eviction. As T surfs 
into the sunset splashing his hands in his 
212VS time to "Let's Spend the Night To- 
gether," we wish him a world of luck. Just 
be careful on your loose static lines. 

"T." Emerson 

Terry Ralph Emerson 

Waikiki, Hawaii 

David Holbrook Law 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Volleyball, Tennis, 
Cross Country, ASCE, Chapel Choir, West- 
minster Fellowship, Floor Com., Glee Club, 
Northern Va. Club, Pres., Bridge Club, FIP. 

Ye old Wheeler-dealer Foxy Dave Law 
who was the leader of the cult of the 
Shiny Horse Shoe had many claims to fame. 
Lucky in cards, lucky in love, lucky in pool, 
and one of the greatest Brother Rats. Few 
will ever know the supreme sacrifice this 
young man made in order to insure the 
cadetships of many who would otherwise 
have left. To us who know him and what 
he did for us we, are thankful and hope the 
Horse Shoe keeps shining. 

David Holbrook Law 

Fairfax, Virginia 

"Stripo" Schneider 

David Alan Schneider 

History, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., Regt. S-4, Who's 
Who In American Colleges, Rat Social 
Committee, Judo, Intramural Volleyball, 
Bomb Staff, Ring Figure Magazine, VMI 
Date Book Staff, Cadet News Editor, Reli- 
gious Council, Townes Award, VASG, State 
Committee Member, Political Science Soci- 
ety-Sec, Pres., IRC, Armed Forces Club, 

In his four years at VMI, "Stripo" has 
managed to involve himself in every con- 
ceivable aspect of cadet life. "Stripo" is, 
and always has been, a confirmed ranker, 
but rank never stood in the way of "Brother 
Rat," and he is the perfect example of how 
rank and class stripes need not produce 
conflict. "Stripo's greatest asset is his enthu- 
siasm; and anyone who has seen him or 
worked with him in the days preceeding 
Bloodmobile visits, as well as Rifle Turn- 
Ins, knows that well. 

But somehow, the outside world has 
still remained very much alive to Dave. 

George Warner Squires 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Judo, Intramural 
Volleyball, Cross Country, English Society, 
Publications Board, Cadet News Editor and 
Editor, Ring Figure Mag., Editor, U.S. Army 
Award, VASG Editor's Committee, AFC, 
Otis Redding Fan Club, ESSP, Honor Court. 
Who's Who in American Colleges. 

At the beginning of our Soul Brother's 
second class year, he looked into the River 
of Life and found a divine light (the L.L.) 
in the Big "O," for whom he spread the 
gospel as Tech's Regimental Soul Brother 
until one bad-to-me night. Only a Christ- 
mas stroll down Penny Lane enabled him to 
bear the Main Man's tragic demise. 

It should be difficult to surpass this 
year's issues of the Cadet, which reflected 
his poignant leadership. Inspiration was his 
motivation. Respect is the pass word as 
we note with regret the passing of the Big 

David Alan Schneider 

Richmond, Virginia 

Fred Rencsok 

George Warner Squires 

Richmond, Virginia 

Percy" Squires 

Charles F. W. Rencsok 

Physics, Infantry 

Pvt., Cadet Assistant Circulation Manager, 
Debate Club President, Rangers Weapons 
Instructor, AIP. 

Four years ago Fred came in Jackson 
Arch an undernourished Rat. Since then the 
delightful food of Club Crozet has filled 
out his body, and Mallory Hall filled 
up his head. 

Despite the rules, which hedge about 
the Rat, he managed to keep a perfect 
record, and was never sent to the RDC. 
(And this during the days when there was 
really a Rat Line in Barracks!) 

A horseback riding buff in his free 
time, Fred often returned from furlough 

Charles F. W. Rencsok 

Hampton, Virginia 

John Gregory Wall 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., Sup. Sgt., Indoor-Outdoor Track, Cross 
Country, Intramural Football. 

Coming to VMI from Charlottesville, 
Greg was astonished to learn that the 
Institute was not the U. Va. of Lexington. 
However, he adapted well and even became 
an NCO this year to "help run the Corps." 

For two years he roomed with the "old 
man," the "loser," and the "animal," and 
developed the T.T. to protect himself. 
Greg has also earned a fine reputation as 
a lover, notorious tennis player, and track 
star (chasing paddy wagons around Wash- 

Over these four years Greg has demon- 
strated qualities that have earned him many 
friends, and we all wish him the best in 
the future. 

Ewell Somers Beirne 
Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, IEEE, Scuba 
Club, AFC, Scouter's Club, Radio Club, 
Cadet Receptionist. 

"Smokey" came to us from that great big 
town (city?) of Covington, Virginia, and was 
enrolled in Electrical Engineering and the 
Air Force ROTC program. 

While he was on the winning intramurals 
volleyball team for Foxtrot Company his 
second class year, he was also an active 
member of the Scuba Club and the Armed 
Forces Club. 

"Smokey," true to the bear form, could 
usually be found hibernating in his room 
next to the PX. 

We look for "Smokey" to go far and hope 
we can see him through the smoke screen 
put forth by the pipes he always smokes. 

"Twiger" Wall 

The First Class 

Billy Gills 

Harold Rutherford Hostetler, Jr. 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat and Varsity Wrestling, 
Intramural Softball, Boxing, Football, BSU 
Officer, Religious Council Sec. and VP, 
Glee Club, Librarian. 

Harold came to VMI after attending 
Moody Bible College in Chicago, 111. With 
his previous college experience, he made 
Dean's List grades for the first semester, 
and became one of those lucky Rats with a 
Dean's List furlough. 

Then, in our Third Class year he became 
an "Echo Company" Lance Corporal, and 
also devoted a little time to the wrestling 

In our Second Class year, he was the only 
First Classman in our class. 

Harold, along with about a dozen other 
cadets, could always be found on Friday 
night in the Cadet Chapel conducting a 
Bible Study. His religious interests included 
two years as an officer on the Religious 

Harold Hostetler 

Harold Rutherford Hostetler, Jr. 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

James Dickson Polity. IV 

Springfield, Virginia 

John Gregory Wall 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Ewell Somers Bierne 

Covington, Virginia 

James Dickson Polley, IV 

History, Infantry 

Pvt, 1st Sgt., Soccer, Political Science 
Society, Armed Forces Club, Cadet, Bomb, 
Cadet Manager-Lejeune Hall, Fire Fighters, 
Magnificent Seven. 

Even from the start it was obvious that 
JD's cadetship would not be the run of 
the mill type. As "Polley, J.D., Sir!" echoed 
from the 4th stoop, it seemed that "screwed 
up" would be more descriptive. A bad start 
academically and militarily was replaced 
in time by respectable grades and the two 
chevrons and a diamond for Charlie Co. 
Spare time involved soccer, rack. Lejeune, 
and various combinations of the Pine Room, 
Zollman's, and the other pleasures of the 
flesh to be found in Lexington. The future 
holds an RA, or is it Law School, or rather 
?? Whatever it is, good luck, you may need 

William James Gills 

Farmville, Virginia 

Thomas Kent Nonnent 

Williamsburg, Virginia 

William James Gills 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Golf, Intramural Basketball, ASCE, 
Wesley Foundation, Monogram Club, Num- 
ber 1 Club, Number 2 Club, Rat-Daddy. 

Every Society has its New Left; "Sweet 
William" is ours. He has constantly been 
a crusader for longer hair, more dances 
(to which you don't wear your uniform), 
more lenient rules for transferring demerits, 
and the good days of the "Old Corps." 
He is well known by W&L frats, girl schools, 
and the RDC. "Sweet William" is best 
remembered for the night he was lowered 
out of a 2nd stoop window to avoid being 
caught by the "stick check." 

Jim Polley 

Thomas Kent Norment 

History, Armor 

Sgt., 1st Sgt., DMS, Rat Social Committee, 
Rat Baseball, Varsity Wrestling, Intramural 
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Handball, 
Managing Editor of the 1968 Bomb, Wesley 
Foundation, AFC, YRC, IRC, Corps Union 
Com., Pres. Corps Union Council, Conces- 
sions Council, Ring Figure Magazine, 
"Lunch Bunch," VASG. 

"As he descended the Hill, a sadness came 
upon him. He thought, Not without a 
wound in spirit shall I leave this city. Long 
were the days of pain I have spent within 
its walls, and long were the nights of glad- 
ness. And, who can depart from this pain 
and aloneness without regret? Allow the 
wails of agony and loneliness to subside 
in favor of the friendships herein estab- 
lished. It was but yesterday we met in a 
,dream. Now our sleep has fled. Our dream 
is over. This is the sunset and the dawn — 
the todays, and the tomorrows . . . tomor- 
row ... I cannot tarry." 

Joseph Addison Hagan, III 

Civil Engineering, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., President-Class of 
1968, President-Executive Committee, Presi- 
dent-General Committee, Rat Wrestling, 
Gymnastics, ASCE, Cadet Staff, Newman 
Club, Catholic Choir, Glee Club Property 
Manager, Armed Forces Club. 

Huntsman, yachtsman, rallyman — master 
of the guitar, harmonica — politician, general, 
ditchdigger, and "mother" — any of these 
could describe Ad, our only Romantic Civil 
Engineer planning to attend medical school. 

Most have viewed Ad as a stern and ef- 
ficient cadet, and a sincere and able class 
president. All have respected him, yet few 
have known him. To a few, he has revealed 
a loyal and concrete friendship such as can 
exist only between men who recognize the 
commonplace, yet strive to rise above it. 

All that we ask is that he be granted 
happiness through a sailboat, a guitar, and 
a silent, beautiful woman. 

Jim Fleming 

Joseph Addison Hagan, III 

Norfolk, Virginia 

James Robert Fleming 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Rat Swimming, Rat and 
Varsity Track, Intramural Volleyball, Bas- 
ketball, Handball, Tanker Platoon, Newman 
Club, Tidewater Club. 

Jim's interest while he has been at VMI 
have been channeled primarily in the direc- 
tion of Radford. Through his cadetship 
he has shown a gradually deteriorating in- 
terest in the VMI rank structure. 

A distinguished member of the "Dynamic 
Duo" during his third class year, his in- 
ability to immobilize his right arm proved to 
be an all but invaluable asset for avoiding 
aspects of cadet life such as FTX, to say 
nothing of written exams. 

He has managed to eke his way through 
four years as a History Major, but has never 
quite been able to work himself with the 
intensity of a mad dog, Behemouth! 

His journeys to Radford will be rewarded 
soon after graduation, when he and Beverly 
will be married. 

James Robert Fleming 

Richmond, Virginia 

John Payne Thrift, Jr. 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Track, Tennis, Intramural Basketball, 
Football, Volleyball, Minister. 

Perhaps easygoing is the most apt word 
to describe Johnny, and his readiness to 
help out a Brother Rat, or anyone else, 
is an attribute which has made him one of 
the best known and best liked men in his 

The military has never agreed with 
Johnny, and he has remained a private — 
a position which he has always held high in 
esteem. It would be too much to hope that 
John will escape all problems after June, 
but between his good nature and his knack 
for getting along with people, success 
cannot evade his grasp for very long! 

Johnny Thrift 

John Payne Thrift, Jr. 

Waynesboro, Virginia 


Kenneth Wade Pennington 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl.. Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball, 
Intramural Basketball, Football, Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes, Glee Club, Interna- 
tional Relations Club, Ring Figure Commit- 

VMI has traditionally offered three 
categories in its "well rounded" program — 
the military, academic, and athletic aspects 
of life. Somewhere in the translation Ken 
misinterpreted, and reversed this hallowed 
order. His primary concern led him to the 
varsity baseball diamond. Academically 
he kept himself proficient, and graduated 
in the top half of his class. However, 
militarily, he completely lost interest as many 
others of the Ghetto family so often do. 

He will be remembered for his many 
hurried trips between Lexington and North- 
ern Virginia visiting a certain "have more 
fun" blonde who eventually led him down 
the proverbial aisle of life. 

The First Class 

Ken Pennington 

Kenneth Wade Pennington 

Fairfax, Virginia 

Robert Nicholas Berezoski 

Biology, AFROTC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Rat Football, Wrestling, 
Track, Varsity Football, Indoor Track, Out- 
door Track, Intramural Weightlifting, Wesley 
House, VMI Scuba Club. Pioneer Invest- 
ment Club, Armed Forces Club, Vice- 
Commandant's Award Air Force Summer 

When Bob entered VMI, he, like all of 
us, had desire to excel; ... in sports, the 
academics, and the military. Bob played 
football for the "Big Red" his first two 
years, but decided to give it up and tackle 
the books in preparation for what he had 
decided would be a career in medicine. 
Even though he was among the private 
ranks his first class year, Bob has truly 
excelled at the Institute academically . . . 
top ranking in the Biology curriculum and 
number one D.A.S. Cadet in the Air Science 

All of us wish the best of luck to "Big 
Bob." With his desire he will definitely 
accomplish whatever goals he pursues. 

Bob Berezoski 

Robert Nicholas Berezoski 

Annandale, Virginia 

Roy Franklin Domsife 

Chemistry, Armor 

Pvt., DMS, ludo. Intramural Football, 
Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country Run, 
American Chemical Society, Armed Forces 
Club, Tankers Platoon, Nub Club, Organic 
Popcorn Committee, Firefighting. 

September 10, 1964 . . . enter the Efisn- 
rod disease. 

"Ole Dorn" hit the Institute early on 
that fateful day, and his Brother Rats 
immediately took a liking to him. Because 
of the great repoire between the Chemistry 
Department and Roy, his faithful B.R.'s 
instituted the "Roy 10-2-10 Award." 

As a result of his outgoing personality, 
his B.R.'s were always trying to repay "Ole 
Dorn" by fixing him up for the Hops with 
some of the most unique dates available. 
There was one, however, who may prove 
untrue the motto that Roy lives by: Nobody 
"gets the best of" the Ole Dorn 

Roy Dornsife 

Roy Franklin Dornsife 

Ringtown, Pennsylvania 



Craig William Smith 

Annandale, Virginia 

Stephen F.rwin Miller 

Durham, N.C. 

Robert Ingels MacPherson 

Richmond, Virginia 

Craig William Smith 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., L.CpI., Rat Social Committee, Rat 
and Varsity Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, 

Whether they know him as "Cricket" or 
"Spook" or just plain Craig, there is one 
thing about Craig that all his Brother Rats 
will agree on, and that is that he's one of 
the nicest guys to get along with. 

Craig didn't hit VMI with any wild fan- 
fare, and he won't leave that way either. 
It's the in-between that people will remem- 
ber him for — a steady, stable disposition, a 
good-natured personality, and reliability. 

In the future, one can see for Craig a 
high-powered sports car or sitting beside an 
even more high-powered tank lurching to- 
ward the ladder of success. 

Stephen Envin Miller 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., Fencing Co-Capt., Intramural Fencing, 
English Soc, Cadet, Ring Fig. Mag., Lay- 
out Ed-68 Bomb, Sounding Brass Editor 
Wesley Foundation, Cadet Battery, Ring 
Figure Committee, Publications Board, 
Vestal Virgins. 

For Steve, these four years have given 
him an intellectual depth which seems in- 
congruous with his happy-go-lucky exterior. 
As a result of his exposure to the greatest 
literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, 
particularly that of Existentialists, the 
grubby peanut-buttered Rat has evolved 
into one of the most lucid, individuals on 
campus. With his high esteem for personal 
honor, and the "Old Corps" ideas of "Broth- 
er Rat," Steve is universally recognized as 
a "Good Guy." 

Although some do not agree with his 
dovish ideas, we must at least respect his 
right to express his views. 

Robert Ingels MacPherson 

History, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Captain, Reg. S-3, Swim- 
ming, Intramural Gymnastics, Judo, Boxing, 
Political Science Society, Rangers, Young 
Republican Club, Cadre, General Commit- 

It is not the honor it should be to asso- 
ciate someone with the quality of sincerity. 
The word is used, misused, overused, and 
used when there is nothing to say on the 
backs of record album covers or in reviews. 
It would have been a good word, but there 
are others. Somehow Bob has not "crusted 
over" with savoir-faire, nor has he a reper- 
toire — a menagerie — of performances for 
occasions, "a," "b" and "c" as is required by 
the label "maturity" . . . but he does not 
need these things. In himself he is self- 
sufficient — self-sustained, and his own initia- 
tor in his depth. One is not struck by in- 
visible litmus paper, anemometers of feel- 
ers of feelings. Depth does not hide him, or 
his persistence, or his honesty. 

"Gross" Miller 

"Mac" MacPherson 

Henry Frasier Crotwell 

Liberty, South Carolina 

Henry Frasier Crorwell 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl.. Baseball, Intramural Football, 
Basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 
Monogram Club, Treasurer Hop Committee. 

Our hero was dazzled by the big city 
lights of Lexington after leaving Liberty, 
South Carolina. Henry was able to clear 
his head in time to engage in the Institute's 
unrelenting schedule of social activities, 
when his sports endeavors would allow time. 
By the time his first class year arrived. Dr. 
Kildare Crotwell was stunning girls from 
Washington to Greenville with an amazing 

Henry is cheerful, sensitive, and above all 
a good friend. He has held positions of 
honor and trust, not rank, and will be a 
fine doctor as a result of his drive and 

Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Wrestling, Intramural Football, Volley- 
ball, Weightlifting, IEEE. Bomb Staff, Cadet 
Staff, MYF, Armed Forces Club, IRC. 

During his tour of duty at the Institute, 
not only has "Flash's" sincerity and good 
looks (??) shown through, but also his knack 
for being a true friend. 

After all — who showed up three hours 
late for a blind date simply to give a friend 
the joy of entertaining a "beautiful" woman 
— who gained thirty pounds so his friends 
wouldn't feel inferior to his magnificent 
body? — why Frank, of course! 

Yes, Frank's a character, a character with 
a heart so big (bigger than his cheeks) that 
his friends couldn't imagine him any dif- 

Charles Wayne Burton 

Colonial Heights, Virginia 

Charles Wayne Burton 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Gymnastics, Cross Country, Intra- 
mural Volleyball, Softball, ASCE, Wesley 
Foundation. VMI Scouter's Club. 

Wayne first heard about VMI when he 
saw Mardi Gras. "Wow! Uniforms and pa- 
rades!" The first thing he learned on that 
unforgettable day was not to get his shoes 
spit-shined at a shoe-shine parlor before 

None other than George Buzzard was his 
first roommate, and they're still battling it 
out. To room with them was a challenge for 
Mike Seargeant and Yeouze, "The Greek." 

It became common place to see him as 
"the Boy Scout Leader" on Saturday after- 
noon with a pack on his back and his Troop 
in the arch. Now he has put aside his pack 
and picked up an airplane (which the Air 
Force doesn't know). 

Wayne's future plans are to be an Air 
Force Cowboy with an airborne scout troop, 
stay single(?), and live it up. 

Hank Crotwell 

Frank Whitaker 

Wayne Burton 


Andrew Frederick Bradley 

Williamsburg, Virginia 

Joseph Paul Petitta 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Band Company 
Commander, Judo, Basketball, Volleyball, 
Newman Club. 

Joe arrived at the Institute with great 
expectations of a fun-filled college career, 
and spent the next four years trying to real- 
ize his goal. One of the famed members of 
the "Alfonso Club," he sought to prove the 
theory of "How to succeed in the military 
without really trying." Though his spirits 
were dampened somewhat by Coach Ar- 
nold's PE 101 course, Joe's stay at VMI 
netted him the rank of Cadet Captain, and 
one of the top spots in the Economics Cur- 
riculum. Without a doubt, one of the 
shrewdest guys to ever enter VMI, Pugleezy 
proved to his BR's that he could be a suc- 
cess in anything, and it is with this in mind 
that the Class of '68 wishes him the best of 

Andrew Frederick Bradley 

English, Air Force 

Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Soccer, New- 
man Club, Glee Club. Catholic Choir, Fire 

On a hot day, Andrew first ambled into 
Jackson Arch, and a way of life in which 
he was destined to languish for 4 long 
years plus summer schools. Andy has al- 
ways been followed by the call, "Brother 
Rat!" (he has cigarettes), and has been 
fancied a philosopher, a wedge, a bucker, 
a grub, a student, and an LA. Over the 
Corps trip, the Schnoz got halfway to Rich- 
mond before it was discovered that he didn't 
have any ducks. This incident summarizes 
the last 4 years, but the future will be 
brighter for Andy (it can't be much worse). 

The First Class 

Andy Bradley 

"Lightning" Petitta 

Joseph Paul Petitta 

New Kinsington, Pennsylvania 

Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., 1st Sgt., Rat Track, Gymnastics, Bomb 
Typist, BRSRC, AIP, COBRA, Pres. Radio 

This is the story of Harvey, the "Big City 
Boy" — able to fall from the highest set of 
bars in the gym and endure weeks without 
sleep. When he entered in '64, Alberta's 
population was reduced to 499 Vi. Between 
a blind date for Finals his Rat year and 
traveling 650 miles for a blind date on 
Christmas his First Class year, he still does 
not know if blondes have more fun. When 
Mad Bombers Inc. was formed, Harvey 
found new uses for match heads, gun pow- 
der, and cherry bomb fuses. The end is 
near, and with it an approach to a new 

Harvey Flinn 


Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. 

Alberta, Virginia 

Cary Cook 

Randolph Cary Cook, Jr. 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, 
Timmons Society, English Society, Bomb 
Staff, Wesley Foundation Vice-President, 
Glee Club, Class Ring Committee, Religious 
Council, P.X. Staff, Richmond Club, Dwor- 
sak Fan Club. P.W. Club. 

It took him an extra year, but at last 
Cary had achieved his first goal of enter- 
ing VMI. Now all he had to do was gradu- 
ate, a task which has seemed at times to be 
virtually unattainable. However, persever- 
ance, dedication and two summer schools 
have seen him through, and he will soon 
know the satisfaction of a job, if not per- 
fectly done, at least done! 

It hasn't always been easy, yet the disil- 
lusionment which most of us experience 
has at last come late to this Red Robed 
Runner. Now if he can just convince a girl, 
he'll be not only a great Brother Rat, but 
the perfect 2+2. And when he gets in the 
Air Force, he'll attain one last goal besides 
finding the greatest friend his last year. 

Randolph Cary Cook, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

4* .♦ 

Stevie Vaughan 

Stephen James Vaughan 

Civil Engineering, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Football. Wrestling, Co-Cpt., 
Baseball, Monogram Club, Conduct Proba- 
tion, Last Ranking MS Cadet, Cake Race, 
IGBA, Dirty Thirty. 

Stevie is probably the "littlest" legend 
around the Institute (standing close to 5 ft.). 
What Steve lacks in height, he has made up 
for in "brawn." As co-captain of the wres- 
tling team, Steve has put on some mighty 
good matches. Being a great dabbler in gross 
arts, he has participated in rank, academics, 
and time in trying to forget this place. 
Steve's capacity to get into trouble is tre- 
mendous, and presently he is on a first name 
basis with the Superintendent. 

In all sincerity Stevie is a hard worker, 
a bright boy. and with Gerry's help we are 
sure that they will build an empire together. 

Stephen James Vaughan 

Richmond, Virginia 

Thomas Authur Ricketts 

History, Armor 

Pvt., First Sgt., Rat Track, Intramural, 
Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Cross 
Country, Alpha Company Bone Sheets, 
Political Science Society, Club 363. 

Tom was graduated from Annandale High 
School in lune 1964. This school was to 
provide Tom not only with a diploma, and 
plans to attend a small, cheap college in 
central Virginia, but also plans with the 
future Mrs. Tom Ricketts. Yep, Tom is one 
of the few cadets that can boast of having 
succeeded in keeping his girl snowed through 
four years of life at the "healthful and 
pleasant abode." 

Academically Tom can stay with the best 
of them; the very fact that he has never had 
to attend summer school attests to that. Tom 
has had his share of VMI misadventures as 
has everyone in the Class of '68. When 
escape from isolation occurs, Tom will head 
for the army and new "activities" with 

His Friends and Classmates can only wish 
him and Charlotte the very best. 

Thomas Arthur Ricketts 

Annandale, Virginia 

Tom Ricketts 

Richard Leonard Burton 

Arlington, Virginia 

Richard Leonard Burton 

Economics, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Gymnastics, Cadet Staff, 
Economics Club, 1968 Auto Committee. 

In the fall of '64 there came to the con- 
fining walls of the VMI a fellow called 
Richard. He hailed from D.C., and origin- 
ally from California. As a Rat back in the 
"Old Corps," he became expert in the work- 
ings of the "A" team of 490 and reigned 
terror, through most of new barracks. 

Sergeant he was and Sergeant he stayed, 
until fate dealt a foul blow, and he fell at 
the hands of a Greek commander; but not 
until after Ring Figure and some California 

Then came the First Class year, but alas 
came the downfall of "Ye Old Hunter" as 
Rich met his match. Such a small package 
(5'2") should have such a large influence!! 
Sandy blonde hair marked the end of rest- 
less days and wild nights. 

How will it end? Will it be a fast car, or 
a very special ring? I'd say the ring 'cause 
"Richard the Lion Hearted" isn't the lion he 
use to be (Me-o-ow). 

Gainer Browu Jones, Jr. 

History, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, Rat Wrestling, Fenc- 
ing, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Weight- 
lifting, Glee Club, Hop and Floor Commit- 
tee, Texas Club. 

From out of the dust of Texas arose 
Gaddoux. He came to the Class of '68 in- 
nocently enough, but was to make his mark 
upon the history of the Class. He immedi- 
ately began his everlasting impression of 
his famous acts of an animalistic nature. 
In his eternal war against the Institute, he 
was to win out momentarily during our 
third class year, and yet tatter and fall the 
following year as Club 255 crumbled. He 
was destined, however, to conquer the 
Institute and receive his Sheep-Skin. We are 
proud to call him a true friend, and wish 
him all the luck in the world. 

Howard Sheriffs Donald, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Howard Sheriffs Donald, Jr. 

Economics, Artillery 

Pvt., Varsity Wrestling, Intramural Football, 
Wrestling, Volleyball, Westminster Fellow- 
ship, "Ghetto," Room Orderly. 

Being from the City of Richmond, Oden 
had heard of all the glories of VMI, but 
came to Lexington to gain the valuable 
military training that he missed at Thomas 
lefferson High School. However, he soon 
realized that the Mickey Mouse Club was 
not for him. Even as late as his First Class 
Year, Howard thought that FM 22-5 was a 
radio station. Perhaps the two most predict- 
able occurrences in Oden's routine at VMI 
were his Saturday night trips to lohnnie's 
for a few PBR's, and his post-Hop excur- 
sions to the press box at Alumni Field. 
With Howie's blue jaw, green brass, and 
gray shoes, he was one of the more colorful 
cadets in Barracks. 

Gainer Brown Jones, Jr. 

Houston, Texas 

The First Class 

Howie Donald 

Jim Haney 

"Doc" Hyatt 

Philip Gregory Pauls 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Rat and Varsity Basket- 
ball, Intramural Football, Volleyball, New- 
man Club, Monogram Club, YRC, IRC, 
Bridge Club. 

"Weenie" as he is known by his close 
Brother Rats will always be remembered 
for his opinions on anything and every- 
thing. While attending psychology classes 
during the year, the question arose as to 
who really had the hairiest eyebrows - - - 
Cadet Dean Foster or Dr. Pauls. 

His second class year he was a member 
of the "fearsome foursome evening CQ 
bridge club" which met regularly at any 
time. His baseball prowess was known by 
a few who dubbed him "The Mighty Mite 
of the diamond." 

Phil's serious wishes are a law degree, 
a good time and a big, happy family in 
that order. Good luck to the "hairiest 
little gnome." 

James Howard Haney 
Physics, USMC 

Pvt., Regt. Op. Sgt., Rat Wrestling, Track, 
Varsity Track, Intramural Volleyball, Foot- 
ball, AIP Pres.. Sigma Pi Sigma, Religious 
Council, Cadet Union Bowling Program, 

On that infamous day in Sept. 1964, 
"Giant Rat" invaded the Institute with 
visions of setting the Physics Department 
on fire. His climb up the hill of science 
was hindered by the strategic positioning 
of his "hay monster" right behind his desk. 
Finding he needed additional activities to 
avoid studying, he devoted his energy to the 
formation of VMI's Bowling Leagues and 
the Intercollegiate Bowling Team, from 
which the school has greatly benefitted. 

His love life has flourished thanks to his 
phenomenal luck with blind dates. We're 
sure his luck will continue, too. 

James Howard Haney 

Falls Church, Virginia 

Philip Gregory Pauls 

Vienna, Virginia 

Robert Grant Hyatt 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Track, Intra- 
mural Basketball, Deep South Club, Pioneer 
Investment Club, Young Republicans Club, 

Well, in September of 1964 Doc came 
to VMI following the tradition set by his 
brother and father, the infamous "Shack." 
This boy from Kingsport, Tennessee, and 
proud of it, was always willing to play 
basketball and still seemed able to find time 
for girls. Ghetto, and "Old Crow." Although 
a History Major, he hardly cared for "MAD 
DOG'S" "academic regulations" and once 
considered medicine when a lass from Hol- 
lins presented him with the "Doctors Kit." 
The future looks bright for Doc, and we are 
certain that someday, he will have a Cadillac 
with windows that go up and down auto- 


Robert Grant Hyatt 

Kingsport, Tennessee 

John Gould Raich 

Richmond, Virginia 

David Rone Clark, Jr. 

West Chester, Pennsylvania 

Charles Malcolm Avery, Jr. 
Little Rock, Arkansas 

John Gould Raich 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Judo, Rifle Team, Intramural Football, 
Gymnastics, Handball, Monogram Club, 
Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, Virginia 
State Rifle Team. 

John went further than his dyke (Hairbody 
'65) by winning the Rabbi of the Year 
award. Since the first day when he waddled 
through the arch, John has been happily 
pursuing his hobby of making money. In 
fact it might be said that he really majored 
in money and minored in Biology. He could 
sell your mother your father's underwear. 

Just about every semester, he has met a 
girl who is better than those before, but he 
still insists he won't marry until he is in his 
60's, that is, if he ever decides to take the 
big step. 

An accomplished rifleman and generally 
capable of getting off a good shot now and 
then, we can expect to see his shooting for 
the top in some field of business in the not 
too distant future. 

A good representative of our Class, we all 
wish him the best of everything in the future. 

David Rone Clark, Jr. 

Civil Engineer, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., D Company Commander, 
Fencing, Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, Glee 
Club, Treasurer Ring Committee. 

The fact that the Institute did not like 
sports cars and long blond hair was a source 
of dismay to Dave, but he soon channeled 
his efforts toward academics and becoming 
an inconspicuous Rat. 

The dedication to rank was strong, but 
soon was dampened by a desire to get home 
after mid-semesters, traveling in an un- 
authorized manner and in unauthorized 
attire. His second class year he managed 
to hold his rank, enough to convince the 
right people that he was the man to lead 
Delta Company his last year at VMI. 

Some of his favorite memories, will be 
from his slightly off-key, but resounding 
bass in the Glee Club, and his participation 
as a Cadet Zoomie in the FIP program. 

Charles Malcolm Avery, Jr. 

English, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Rifle Team, Capt., 
Varsity Rifle Team, Intramural, Volleyball, 
Cross Country, Religious Council, FIP. 

Chuck Avery will evoke a sigh of relief 
from the Lexington fuzz when his screaming 
Yamaha in finally gone. True to his love 
for speed, Chuck will depart the Institute 
in a stormin' GTX. His cadet life revolves 
around cycles, cars, girls, rank, FIP, and 
an occasional smattering of academics. 

Born in Chicago with the gift of spon- 
taneous writing (B.S.), Chuck made the 
English scene for four years. A future Air 
Force pilot, Chuck has benefitted greatly 
from VMI. 

Moments to remember: attending a cheer 
rally in a hay roll; narrating Ring Figure, 
and Summer Session (both years). 

Johnny Raich 

Chuck Avery 

The First Class 

Lawrence Mitchell Ryan 

White Plains, New York 

Thomas Marshall Boyd 

Gloucester, Virginia 

Dana Carter Duthie 

McLean, Virginia 

Lawrence Mitchell Ryan 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Sgt, DMS, Indoor- 
Outdoor Track, Intramural Cross Country, 
Football, ASCE. Newman Club-President, 
Religious Council, Rangers, Armed Forces 
Club, Fire Fighters, Glee Club. 

As a Rat, Larry was known for quite a 
few things: his night raids, his postal ex- 
periences, and his candidacy as the First 
Brother Rat to go bald. He looked around 
for some other field in which he could 
show his amazing prowess for doing the un- 
expected. That's right — Rangers, for which 
he had to show a good rapelling technique 
and a slightly deformed knee. 

Well, many CE trips later (none of which 
Larry missed), we find ourselves in what 
appears to be an eventful year at VMI for 
"Ranger Lar" — but then it's not over with 

Thomas Marshall Boyd 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DAF, Rat Track, 

Cross Country, Varsity Golf, Intramural 
Basketball, Political Science Society, IRC, 
Cadet Staff, Bomb staff. Ring Figure Maga- 
zine, Business Mgr. Sounding Brass, Cadet 
Union, Bermuda Club, VASG, Hop and 
Floor Committee, Publications Board, 
Dean's list. 

Four years ago there emerged out of 
the marshes of Gloucester, Virginia a 
determined and principled young man. Tom 
left his fellow swamp rodents, the neighbor- 
ing Guineamen, and the bogs of Tidewater 
to joint a society of "stoop Rats" among 
the scenic hills of Lexington. It didn't take 
Tom long to instinctively adjust to the mili- 
tant atmosphere at the Institute. Today, he 
is one of the few survivors of an almost 
extinct breed. Tom has seldom been in- 
fected with the "apathy disease." He has 
consistently demonstrated his sincere pride 
for what the Institute stands in theory. 
This is enviable as will be Tom's successful 

Dana Carter Duthie 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl.. Set., Lt„ Rat Basketball, Intra- 
mural Football, Basketball, Softball, IRC, 
Spirit of '68 Committee. Hop and Floor 
Committee, FIP, Magnificent Seven, Un- 
fortunate Five. 

Has anyone seen Doo? There he goes off 
the runway and through the fence; V.M.I.'s 
Snoopy is back on the ground. 

Everyone in barracks knows Doo! Many 
saw him as the "Spirit of '68". He creates 
enthusiasm and starts riots. To see how 
good a job he did, look at the teams' 
records this year. Doo restores VMI spirit 
from the "moral victories" to the days 
of great VMI athletic power. 

Doo is a winner, and only success awaits 

Larry Ryan 

Tom Boyd 

John Anthony Augustine 

Forestville, Maryland 

John Bush Long 

Augusta, Georgia 

John Anthony Augustine 

History, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Swimming Team, Co-Capt., 
Intramural Football, Volleyball, Cadet Staff, 
1968 Ring Committee, Spirit of '68. 

After four years and three summers, all 
existing records for the least amount of 
studying have been seriously threatened by 
Augie. A Cadetship consumed by drawing 
unimaginable pictures, swimming back and 
forth in a tank of water, BS-ing in the Bar- 
racks Study Room, a girl he never sees, and 
the Baltimore Colts, has hopefully produced 
the required 2.0 average to enable Aug to 
grace the ranks of the U. S. Army for two 
years. Displaying his obvious military 
bearing as a three-week Lance Corporal 
wonder, he redirected his broad talents to 
areas more appreciated — art(?), swimming, 
and endless comedy, to become a pride of 
the Ghetto and the Class. The future is 
bright, yet predictably unpredictable for 
Aug. Whatever he does and however he 
does it, Aug will be heard from tomorrow 
— why do it today? 

John Bush Long 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Rifle Team, Newman 
Club, Wesley Foundation, Political Science 
Society, VMI Rifle Club, IRC, Deep South 
Club, Pioneer Investment Club, Cadet 
Battery, Lejeune Hall Committee. 

If there is one thing that will never 
change it's Huey's ability to find "a deal 
you just can't pass-up!" This famed barracks 
hustler has used his four years at the 
Institute to study the habits of Chuck Good 
Deale, and to develop his own technique 
to the point where he can confidently de- 
clare, "I wish I could do it again, I'm sure 
I could net $12,000." 

But money matters have not been the 
sole concern of Yak during his tour here. 
While maintaining an excellent academic 
average and demonstrating his accuracy 
on the Rifle Team, he has been shooting 
for a law degree at Georgia, "Bulls Eye," 
Jack, nice shot! Jack has yet to meet defeat 
in a deal or a political debate with the 
combination of his dialectics and his desire 
to use them. Jack won't need any luck, he'll 
make his own! 

John Henry Van Landingham, IV 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Who's Who in Amer- 
ican Colleges, President of the VMI Honor 
Court, Co-Captain of the Swimming Team, 
Rat Tennis, Cadet Staff, Monogram Club, 
Ring Committee Chairman, Athletic Asst., 
Virginia Association of Student Govern- 

"With a name like that he must be 
special!" Special he is, but not because of 
his name. Johnny Van has a dignity and a 
set of values that enable him to stand above 
the rest of us. Always striving to fulfill 
himself, his work as student, swimmer, 
and President of our Honor Court, attest 
to his ability to achieve in any field. 

"Harry," a Biology major, plans to attend 
law school — another example of his success- 
ful plan of assimilating the best of both 
worlds. When he finds that beautiful and 
equally intelligent girl, he'll probably de- 
velop into America's greatest author. 

Augie" Augustine 

Jack Long 

John Henry Van Landingham, IV 

Petersburg, Virginia 

"Van" Van Landingham 

Irvin Grodsky 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Distinguished Academic Stu- 
dent, DAFS, Who's Who in American Col- 
leges, Honor Court, Intramural Volleyball, 
Cadet Staff, Ring Figure Magazine, Reli- 
gious Council, Political Science Society, 

For a guy who heard about VMI second- 
hand, and never saw the state of Virginia 
until he came to sign away four years of 
his life, "I" has made as big a success 
as anyone. A never-say-die blind dater, 
who's always managed to see the good in 
his date or the bottom of his bottle, Irv 
has managed to live quite a varied life of 
studying, dating, and whatever. Never mak- 
ing plans for the future has somehow 
always worked for "Igor," and since his 
future is undetermined now, it is hard to 
see how his luck will change. 

Irv Grodsky 

Irvin Grodsky 

Mobile, Alabama 

George B. Shorter 
History, Armor 

Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Football, Volley- 
ball, Club 174, lohnny's. 

Do you know why flies are green? Why 
people think about "Jelly Beans," "from 
the top of your nose to the top of the 
trees," "Blow your mind!" "The birds and 

If radiators explode and run into poles, 
"are radio antennaes buried in holes," "Is 
there air under all of that sky?" "Where is 
the end, don't you ever wonder why?" 

If you happen to have a scientific mind, 
love to write poetry in your spare time, 
have a Roman nose and a scar on your 
leg, then there is but one answer, you 
must be George. 

The First Class 

George B. Shorter 

Centreville, Virginia 

Kent Underwood 

Joseph Kent Underwood 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Wrestling, Monogram Club, Intramural 
Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Roanoke 
Club, Cadet Waiters, Dyke, Room Orderly, 
Section Marcher, Blood Donor, Divisional 
Inspector, Regimental Orderly, Good Deal 
Beale's Club. 

J.K. set out four years ago to establish 
himself as the "pillar of the community." 
Obviously, he accomplished this with a 
little hard work, and a lot of "brown- 
nosing." Actually, Kent is the hardest worker 
that we have ever known. Kent will go 
a long way because of his numerous friend- 
ships and staunch ambitions, also the ring 
that Irene has placed in his nose will steer 
him straight. Kent is the type of person 
that vou can never forget, even if you 
try. Kent graduated with honors in Civil 
Engineering, and is also a fine wrestler, 
being halted only by a bad shoulder. Until 
the end, never let your beard grow between 
you and Irene. 

Joseph Kent Underwood 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Thomas Bryan Barton 

Towson, Maryland 

Thomas Bryan Barton 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt, L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., Band Company 
Commander, DMS, Rat Swimming, Intra- 
mural Football, Volleyball, Soccer, VAS, 
Religious Council, Episcopal Chaplain's 
Committee, Ring Committee, Soccer Club, 
Maryland Club. 

"Life's a pretty precious and wonderful 
thing. You can't sit down and let it lap 
around you . . . You have to plunge into it! 
And you can't horde it in a vault. You've 
got to taste it. You've got to use it. The 
more you use the more you have . . . 
that's the miracle of it!" 

The Baron would have been a difficult 
one to catch had it not been for his winning 
personality, as he streaked through the 
four VMI years, stopping only for the 
give and take of VMI life — study, stripes, 
and women, not necessarily in that order. 

The tall handsome cadet from Towson 
will always be remembered by his Brother 
Rats for his quiet but self assured nature, 
which will prove to be an unbeatable 
combination in the years to come. 

"The Baron" Barton 

Shellie Charles Harrison, Jr. 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Golf, Intramural Volleyball, Soccer, 
Football, Political Science Society, BSU. 

Having survived Cadre, and the other 
inconviences of the Rat year, Chuck began 
to seek pleasure. Holding the all time 
record for number of dates during sum- 
mer school of 1965 was not enough. Chuck 
has also claimed the crown for dating the 
greatest number of girls over the shortest 
amount of time. 

Chuck's career at VMI has not been 
one of all play and no work. He has 
managed to pull up his once dubious average 
to one that is respectable, if not admirable. 

Finally Chuck's career at VMI has left 
those who have associated with him a 
little better for having known him. His 
friends and classmates can only wish him 
the best in whatever he attempts. 

"Winnie" Wingard 

Gregory Bruce Wingard 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., Intramural Soccer, Football, Cross 
Country, Volleyball, Pol. Science Society, 
Young Republican Club, FIP. 

After four years of military in high 
school. Captain "Winnie" could not turn 
down a crack at the Ole Institute. With 
a slip stick in his hand, he made the 
great leap forward in Sept. of 1964. 

During his third Class year, Greg joined 
the crusade to improve Sallyport sinks. In 
Nov. of '65 he received the number 1 
prize that is awarded to Cadets who make 
outstanding contributions of this type. 

Hillsville, where is that? . . . Daca or 
Lynn? ... A real live Tobacco Princess? . . . 
Did you say skip Psych? ... I like this car! 
. . . That's Logical! 

We all know that Greg will continue to 
make new records, for he can't help being 
a success and all his friends wish him the 
very best in the coming years. There is 
nothing to do now. but to sit back and see 
how long it takes him to take over the 
Air Force. 

Shellie Charles Harrison, Jr. 

West Point, Virginia 

Gregory Bruce Wingard 

Hillsville, Virginia 

Donald Frasicr Biggs 
Denver, Colorado 

Edward Moseley Harris, Jr. 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Donald Frasier Biggs 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

M., Cross-Country, Indoor-Outdoor Track, 
\SCE, Wesley Foundation, Colorado Club- 
'resident, CCFB, VMI Bowling Team-Co- 

The story of Donald's life — Right! Where 
vould you begin? He was born in Denver, 
rolorado, and now resides there, but the 
nisadventures that happened in between 
ire too many to even count. Dee came 

VMI for one reason ... to get an 
■ducation? Militarily, Dee has found his 
leart in a tank. Maybe he lost his heart 
n a tank, but a young girl up New York 
vay (how he ever got up there we'll never 
mow) found it, and has just about monop- 
)lized the whole situation. The nomad has 
nade many a trip to Up-State New York 
luring his cadetship. Summer vacation, 
tfter a great summer camp?? was spent 
n New Jersey and ole Donald dubbed as 

1 weekend warrior, made many trips to 
md from Dingmans Ferry (the Girl Scout 
:apital of the world!. Yes, the Super Kid 
rom Everywhere, U.S.A. has arrived! 

Edward Moseley Harris, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Reg. Sup. Sgt., Rat 
Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, Basket- 
ball, Chairman Reporting Committee, Armed 
Forces Club. 

Ned is at once high spirited, restless, and 
most thoughtful. In fact, it has been ob- 
served that he spends countless hours of 
each waking day lost in thought in his 
hayrack, and earnest devotion to his rig- 
orous pursuit of a degree in civil engineering. 

As to the future, what lies in store for 
Ned? But one thing — a most rewarding 
life. As an R.A. Ranger Airborne Engineer, 
the Viet Cong are sure to quake at the 
sight of his 5-ton dump truck leading 
every charge. Perhaps Major Dickinson and 
Colonel Patrick won't cross his bridges, 
but his Brother Rats will. His achieve- 
ments will be cast in concrete and steel, 
and he doesn't need luck. 

Guy Edward Anderson, Jr. 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., Lt., Drum Major, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Softball, Volleyball, VMI Comman- 
ders, American Institute of Physics, Wesley 
Foundation, Armed Forces Club, Concert 
Band, Regimental Band. 

Things haven't been the same for old Ed 
since that day in September of 1964 when 
he had a flat tire at Limits Gates. He 
carried in high hopes, and a hay marked 
"shot down June '64." A few volleys and a 
couple of years found Ed close to his 
ambitions as head warbler. Plodding the 
seldom travelled road of the Physics major 
through the dreaded halls of Mallory, he 
had his eyes on the stars, with his academic 
endeavors seeking only a slightly lower 
level. With all his hoped for success, with 
the much-desired baton, and with his pre- 
occupation with the "Cloud Men," Ed's 
star-gazing has been postponed for a long 
look at his native hills, and a special 
planet named Pat around which he plans 
to orbit for quite a while. 


Guy Edward Anderson, Jr. 

Damascus, Virginia 

Ben Harris Hedrick 

English, Artillery 

Pvt., Manager, Gymnastics Club, Sec- 
Treasurer Bowling League, Intercollegiate 
Bowling, Volleyball, Cadet, Bomb (Copy 
Editor), 3rd Stoop Sinks, Young Republi- 
cans, International Relations Club. 

Ben's career at VMI is characterized by 
the strength which is needed to do what he 
has considered to be right. Though he would 
not want to admit it. Phantom is vitally 
interested in other people, in those who 
cannot help themselves, and in those who 
cannot understand just what is going on. 

Phantom, like his namesake, is an indi- 
vidual. He does not care to act or speak 
superficially. Many have and could profit 
by a closer understanding of this ubiquitous 
man. To a rare person, "Buenos dias, con- 
tinueramos;" to a good man the world is 
open and yours. 

James Everette Henry, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural Soccer, 
Basketball, ASCE, Ed. ASCE Newsletter, 
Wesley Foundation, Cadet Activities Com- 
mittee, Hop and Floor Committee, YRC, 
Tidewater Club. 

lim stepped into the Rat Line from that 
Tidewater city of Franklin. From the first 
day of his matriculation, he seemed to be 
the type that would master the system. After 
ending the Rat Line, I. E. jumped into 
the Third Class year with determination 
and Lance Corporal stripes. His determina- 
tion wasn't to be phased, and it got him 
over the sophomore slump, and those 
"hash marks" eventually grew into 1st 
Lt. stripes his senior year. 

With Ring Figure and that certain little 
girl that lived on post, "good times" came 
his way his senior class year. 

It's an outstanding record that lim is 
taking with him in June. Beware world, 
here is a man that's got a lot to offer. 

Robert Wade Duckwall 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Pioneer In- 
vestment Club, Northern Va. Club, Food 
Committee, J.M. Hall Usher, IEEE. 

Give Porky a bourbon and branch, Zoll- 
man's and a fashion model, and you have 
Contentment. The tan man with the spare 
tire is known from Nassau to Paris and 
back again to every girl's school in Virginia. 

Rising above the mode of a Spartan life, 
he has become VMI's answer to the Hatha- 
way shirt man. Never one to place much 
faith in strenuous exercise. Bob gently 
allowed himself to succumb to asthma. 
The Army will miss his quiet sensitiveness 
and sweet air! 

The freedom provided by graduation will 
return him to his own. Start the Jaguar, 
Jeeves, and tell the ladies to beware. 

Ben Harris Hedrick 

Winchester, Virginia 

James Everette Henry, Jr. 

Franklin, Virginia 

Robert Wade Duckwall 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Torky" Duckwall 

"Phantom" Hedrick 


The First Class 

Chuck Maddox 

"Troll" Boyer 

Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. 
Hampton, Virginia 

William Preston Boyer, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

William Henry Bouck 

Middleburg, New York 

Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Baseball, Intramural Football, 
Basketball, Volleyball, ASCE, Executive 
Committee, Bomb Staff, Cadet Staff, Cave 
Springs Country Club, P.X. Team, Club 
174, Summer Rehabilitation Program. 

Kuh hee, has anyone seen any oysters 
around here? I can't seem to find my pearl! 

Deep problems infer deep solutions. Ad- 
justment comes to all those who approach 
life optimistically. And so it has been. 
Goals are attained by those who earn them, 
and those who earn them through determina- 
tion are to respected. And so it is. 

William Preston Boyer, Jr. 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Class Historian, Executive Commit- 
tee, General Committee, Soccer, Gymnas- 
tics, Cheerleader, Ring Committee, Hop 
Escort, Class Emblem Committee, VASG. 

"And the multitudes placed faith in the 
words of the Troll!" Verily I say unto you, 
there are many among us, but few there 
are that can equal the Troll in the finest 
virtue any man can possess — sincerity. So 
unselfish that he neglects himself for others, 
Troll possesses a quality which too few 
people have — that of being a friend. 

Troll, with his wavy hair, Greek features, 
and resonant belly, has endured with us the 
delights of the Institute during these four 
years, successfully repressing that ever- 
present urge to pack up and head for the 
Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

His own words make the most fitting 
goodby: Good luck to a great fellow and 
brother of the Spring. May all your shadows 
dance to the tune of Nature's smile. Love, 

William Henry Bouck 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Swimming, Soccer, Intramural Soft- 
ball, Basketball, ASCE, Dapey's Coffee 
Hour, Cave Springs Country Club, New 
York Club. 

In September of '64, the redhead from 
upstate New York strolled through Jackson 
Arch for the first time. This was the 
beginning of an active but troubled four 
years at the Institute for the kid. "Boo's" 
problems were centered primarily around 
Lois, Janis, Mary, "Chee Chee," Bonnie, 
Sue. "Moose," Peggy, and finally Gail. 

With the memories of his outstanding 
performancs at IGMAR behind him, his 
First Class Year rolled into view. It drew 
to an end as fast as it started, and with it 
the end of the end — graduation and — Gail. 

Marvin Emory Thews, Jr. 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Cross-Country, Rat Golf, 
Varsity Golf Captain, Basketball, Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes, Hop and Floor 
Committee, Sabre Committee, Ring Figure 
Committee, Monogram Club. 

Marv came to VMI swinging golf clubs 
until he became one of the best college 
golfers in the state, while still managing to 
make the Dean's List. Yet, despite his 
achievements in sports and academics, he 
remained a friend to all by mixing biology 
and golf in his "Clarksville Conversation." 

Dental school will be a big change for 
him, since he'll have to substitute labora- 
tory work for sack time at MCV next year. 
Marv will leave VMI this June, but he will 
take his conservative mind to new heights 
of achievement. 

Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., C Company Commander, 
DMS, Rat Social Committee, Cross Country, 
Indoor-Outdoor Track, Intramural Wrestling, 
Cross Country, Basketball, Football, ASCE, 
BSU, Religious Council, Firefighting, Ber- 
muda Club, Glee Club. 

A former resident of Lexington, VMI 
was the natural abode for Walt's college 
life. A serious young man, Walt began 
early to carve a place in the sun. A top- 
notch athlete, he lettered in Cross-Country 
till a bad knee hampered his successes. 
Hardly discouraged, Walt steered his energies 
toward his academics, the military, and of 
course, his one true love, Sally! 

Throughout his cadetship, Walt was one 
of the exemplary leaders of the Corps, and 
will always remain a man among the men 
of VMI. To him and his "Mustang Sally" 
and coming L.L.B., all the best in the world. 

Lewis Anthony Yeouze 

Danvers, Massachusetts 

Lewis Anthony Yeouze 

Chemistry, Air Force 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, Amer- 
ican Chemical Society, Nubb Club, 2nd 
Class Organic Popcorn Committee, Armed 
Forces Club, International Relations Club, 
Tankers Platoon, Fellowship of Christian 

The Greek spent many a Saturday trapped 
inside a test tube, or taking cover from an 
uncontrolled reaction. Somehow he managed 
to survive the hazards of the Chemistry 
Department for four years, and graduated 
high on the list. He was a charter member 
of the Second Class Popcorn Club and 
Butcher's "Nubb Club." We can never forget 
that green color on Lew's face at Ring 
Figure as he mustered strength to get 
across the stage to receive his ring. A 
master's degree is next in line, and possibly 
a PHD if some little girl doesn't snatch 
him up first. 

Marvin Emory Thews, Jr. 

Clarksville, Virginia 

Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr. 

Culpeper, Virginia 

Greek" Yeouze 

Tom Showalter 

Wflly Bragg 

James Randall Farmer 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt., DMS. Intramural Volley- 
ball. Cadet Battery, Armed Forces Club, 
IRC, Political Science Society, Assistant 
Manager Lejeune Hall, Civil War Round 

Pete came to VMI anticipating a military 
career, and he was disappointed that he 
couldn't major in Military Science. 

Although his Rat Year was not the best, 
he gained great respect for the Ratline and 
the class system. 

We think of Pete as accomplishing the 
difficult task of maintaining the proper 
sense of values while wearing stripes his 
First Class Year. Although he executes 
his military duties diligently, his prudence 
is uncommon and a credit to him. 

He has accomplished his goal of graduat- 
ing from VMI with an RA commission, and 
we certainly want to wish a good Brother 
Rat the best of luck. 

Thomas Ammen Showalter 

Radford, Virginia 

James Randall Farmer 

Winchester, Virginia 

Thomas Ammen Showalter 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Cadet Staff, Glee Club, Treas., Wesley 
Foundation, Intramural Football, Volleyball. 

T.A. ventured from the protective sur- 
roundings of Radford to the yellow walls 
of the Institute. After a few minutes of 
applied Rat Line, he decided that the life 
of a cadet wasn't what it had previously 
seemed to be. Surviving the rigors of the 
Biology Department has been an achieve- 
ment in itself, and an equal achievement 
has been scored in his love life, progressing 
through the years in intensity and culminat- 
ing in the awarding of the title — "10 
Minute Man." 

All kidding aside, T.A. has a very bright 
future ahead of him with his Karmen 
Ghia and Joanief?). His determination to 
succeed in whatever he tries can only 
bring him the success he deserves. 

William Melvin Bragg 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Gymnastics, Intra- 
mural Volleyball, Gymnastics, Coach-Rat 
Gymnastics, Political Science Society. 

The blonde-headed, bird-whistling Bill 
Bragg sealed his four-year adventure while 
still at the notorious Fork Union Military 
Academy. An ardent supporter of Super- 
fish's tub-club, and Smiling lack's acrobatics, 
his final "dislocation" put him in the upper, 
left row of the bleachers, instead of on 
the high bar. His Academic campaign 
started out with a real "zip," but he has 
done more than add life to Col. Dillard's 
Shakespeare class wit. Bill has proved 
himself a responsible, dedicated man and 
knows how to prove himself when given 
the chance. High in standing among English 
majors, Willy plans to secure a life for 
Karen and himself in business. His decisions 
can be made at the flip of a coin, and, 
surprisingly enough, he has outdone the 
Ranger-Airborne boys at the toolshed. Only 
the best of success can follow Bill in his 
future years. 


William Melvin Bragg 

Midland Park, New lersey 

William Dean Warren 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Sgt., Bn. Sgt. Maj., Rat Football, 
Intramural Football, Cross Country, FCA, 
Spirit of '68 Committee, Fire Fighter, AFC. 

Buddha, you are inscrutable! If one phrase 
were needed to describe Bill's life as a 
cadet, it should be "a fluid situation." The 
gyrations of his major, military service, 
rank, interests, and love life have left his 
Brother Rats bewildered. Like Alice's dis- 
appearing Cheshire cat, Willy will with- 
draw until all that is left is his tell-tale 

We have no doubts that we shall one day 
hear about Willy once again. His level 
headed leadership will stand him in good 
stead. His courage of conviction and strength 
of character make him the exception as a 
man and a friend. 

"Salty Dog" Walton 

BUI Waldo 

George Richard Walton 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Rat Football, Intramural Softball, 
Football, YRC, Class Committee, "The 
Dirty Thirty," Ghetto, IGBA. 

George's greatest achievement his Rat 
Year was his regular position on Charlie's 
Green Sheep Team. There was no girl in his 
life then, and he was all man. In his Third 
Class year he decided to devote his energies 
to more fruitful interests — Nancy. He cap- 
tained Big "E" to an undefeated football 
season. When not soberly watching a foot- 
ball game with Nancy, he can sometimes 
be found throwing beer on girls in George- 
town, finding the strangest excuses to show 
off his blue and white "go-fasters" in a 
Richmond hotel, or "testing out" his class 
ring behind Johnny's. 

We hope that next year George will 
take time out from his law studies, come 
back for a ball game, dawn his "pow" hat, 
get drunk, and lead us in a chorus of 
"Salty Dog!" 

William Joseph Waldo, Jr. 

Churchland, Virginia 

William Joseph Waldo, Jr. 

Biology, Artillery 

Pvt., DAS, Honor Court, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Volleyball, Hop and Floor Commit- 
tee, Ring Figure Committee, Ghetto, IGBA. 

B. J., not fat, merely rotund, came to 
VMI with high ideals which resulted in a 
Dean's List average and a Lance Corporal 
shine. The Corps Trip his Third Class 
year was definitely the turning point in 
Billy's cadetship. Ten-One-and Twenty, and 
an inflated sense of his capabilities, induced 
by the influence of alcohol, pointed him 
in the right direction. During his Second 
Class year, his roommates watched as 
many of the straight laces in his shoes 
began to pop. B.J.'s First Class year was 
highlighted by his acceptance to medical 
school, and his post furlough attempts to 
avoid the "fat boy's" list. 

George Richard Walton 

Salem, Virginia 

William Dean Warren 

Benton Harbor, Michigan 

John Jackson Bagby 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Social Committee, Girl Watching 
& Chasing & Catching Society, Intramural 
Volleyball, IEEE, ASCE, Hop and Floor 
Committee, Alphonzo Club. 

The Bagby-VMI marriage was initially 
shocking, later resulting in separation and 
a divorce. Overcoming this handicap every 
weekend, the Kneewalkers' bassman could 
be seen on the mantel at PHI, PSI, or about 
town in his yellow Sprite. Known to cher- 
ish many a girl, his long hair, and even a 
drink or ten. Jack just never could allow 
the Institute to slow him down. It did try, 
however, and the demerit magnet was a 
familiar sight at the late Committee meet- 

"Bags" personality and phenomenal abil- 
ity to pull it out will continue to transform 
probable disaster into success for a truly 
sincere Brother Rat. 

William Percy Cobb 

Franklin. Virginia 

Frank Henry Breault, Jr. 

Dover, Delaware 

BUly Cobb 

Frank Henry Breault, Jr. 

Chemistry, Armor 

Pvt.. ASC, Westminster Fellowship, Tanker 

In the short time that Frank has been 
with us, he has managed to build up 
quite a business. Frank, it is rumored, has 
a controlling interest in the Club Crozet, 
the Pirate's Den, and the "If you ain't got 
it, you can't fix it" shop located adjacent 
to the Temple. These all do different types of 
body work. 

Nevertheless, this mild mannered TC 
has piled up quite an impressive record, 
and with a little luck and thin trees Frank 
will go a long way. 

Good luck Frank, I hear there's a group 
in the Ozarks called the Fender Benders. . . . 

Tighten Up!! 

John Jackson Bagby 

Danville, Virginia 

William Percy Cobb 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., E Company Com- 
mander, Intramural Football, Volleyball, 
Basketball, ASCE. 

When "Head" Cobb sauntered through 
Jackson Arch in September 1964, one could 
easily see that this ambitious young man 
was destined to become a leader and an 
outstanding cadet in the Corps. Yes, with 
a size 7% garrison cap Bill had to be a 
success . . . and a success he was. both 
academically and militarily. His military 
accomplishment as Cadet Captain was also 
outstanding, following in the long list of 
Echo Company Commanders. Another im- 
portant aspect of Bill's VMI life revolved 
around Madison College. "Franklinite," she 
knew the competition was rough. Now it 
seems that she has finally tied our hero 

We, the Class of 1968, wish the best to 
Bill Cobb and his Madison "hon." 

"Bags" Bagby 

Frank Breault 

"Zab" Mitchell 

William James Flavin 

Los Angeles, California 

Stanton Fitzgerald Jones 

Chatham, New Jersey 

William James Flavin 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Regimental Adj., 
Judo, Intramural Baseball, Soccer, Civil 
War Round Table-Secretary, Newman 
Club, Political Science Society-V.P., Aquatic 
Club-President. Ring Figure Committee- 

And God created Flavin and he was good 
. . . too good. Since then a myriad of at- 
tempts has been made to destroy this sense 
of conscientious good. 

Many women have tried to seduce the 
"golden-toed" Bill, but his divine good tri- 
umphed time and again. 

Academia attacked without success, try- 
ing to blow his mind with pounding native 
rhythms and flashing lights and the "Box," 
taking away study time. Resulting only in 
a momentary lapse of his matchless ability 
to spell. 

And then there was Friday — 1335 hrs. 
The last round of the bugle blew, and the 
invisible guard team assembled. 

Stanton Fitzgerald Jones 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Basket- 
ball, Football, Softball, Cadet Staff-Editor, 
Bomb Staff, Ring Figure Committee, Fire 
Fighter, IRC, Pioneer Investment Club, 
Hop and Floor Committee, New Jersey 
Club, Young Republicans Club, Armed 
Forces Club. 

Our Yankee was quickly converted to 
Rebel ways upon his entrance to VMI. 
Evidence of this is seen in his liking for 
Otis, Rebel Yell, and Blue Ribbon. 

The real snake in the apartment crew, 
Jerry also made the toga party. Nothing 
could keep Jerry from his weekly dates, 
and his ability to get away from VMI on 
weekends was known far and wide. 

Despite his numerous "extra-curricular" 
activities both at and away from VMI, Jerry 
has amassed a fine academic record which 
he will carry to business school. Good luck, 
Jerry . . . and hace lai! 

Zebulon Vance Mitchell, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Intramural Football, Basketball, Soft- 
ball, Tennis, Volleyball, ASCE, Tidewater 
Club, Glee Club. 

As a Rat, Vance was hard to phase, and 
he developed a cavalier attitude to both 
the Rat Line and academics as well, but 
he managed to elude the fifth stoop and 
mass a fairly respectable GPA. Vance 
conquered Myrtle Beach but lost the Battle 
of Petersburg. First Class year found Vance 
his usual energetic self, instructing the 
Rats in the finer use of the hay rack and 
the importance of clean sheets. Well, time 
will tell, but we're sure our Virginia 
Gentleman and his pretty Miss Carol, will 
enjoy life to the fullest. 

Jerry Jones 

Zebulon Vance Mitchell, Jr. 

Waverly, Virginia 

The First Class 

"Chips" McCallum 

Rodney Gerald Crowgey 

Wytheville, Virginia 

Joseph Collins Talbort 

Clarkesville, Virginia 

Charles Falconer McCallum, Jr. 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Vice-Chairman of 
the RDC, Rat Wrestling, Soccer — Co-Cap- 
tain, Intramural Soccer, Volleyball, Foot- 
ball, Tanker Platoon, "Unfortunate Five," 
Magnificent Seven. 

Chips came to the Institute believing that 
there was no better college in the world. 
During his four years, this thought, has been 
challenged many times — by others and him- 
self. He has realized that not all VMI men 
are to be idolized — there are just as many 
duds at the Institute as at any other college. 
However, his experience at VMI has taught 
him to distinguish between the duds, and 
the people that are a credit to VMI. 

Chips leaves the Institute somewhat dis- 
illusioned, but more prepared to face the 
challenges of life. 

Rodney Gerald Crowgey 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Intramural Volley- 
ball, Bomb Staff, Pioneer Investment Club, 
Cadet Assistant — Eco. Dept, Scuba Club. 

A Cadet's life is a protean entity in a 
metaphysic founded on incessant conflict 
where the winner takes nothing — or every- 
thing. One can wander aimlessly through 
four years of sleepless nights, complex 
theories, and perpetual fatigue; or one can 
search for the system's values and pursue 
his elected goals. Media toward the latter- 
end must be discovered from within ones 
identity. It is a process of building up and 
tearing down — a system of substitution — a 
system that will rot in a cadet's mind once 
sight of his goals is lost. Here, there is no 
secret for success. Those who are able to 
endure the rigors of cadet life may well be 
winners — they've lasted four years and have 
earned their right to be free; but their suc- 
cess is not yet a reality — it may never be . . . 
Though for one cadet, we know it will be. 

Joseph Collins Talbort 

English, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Cross Country, 
Track, Intramural Volleyball, ACS, Hop 
and Floor Committee, Tanker Platoon, 
Summer School Club. 

"Ole Tal" came over from Germany in 
'64, and in the land of opportunity he found 
himself a girl and a college. Although still 
doing the Twist, loe managed to make the 
collegiate scene here at VMI. Actually, I 
think Germany had a good effect on Joe; 
of course, I don't know what effect he had 
on Germany. I do know he had quite an 
effect on Miss Cookie Corrington. 

Those who have not had the pleasure of 
knowing this famed Frankfurt Eagle have 
really missed something. Good luck Tal; 
have a nice honeymoon. Hang loose. 

Charles Falconer McCallum, Jr. 

Newport News, Virginia 



Francis Arthur Drake 

Arlington, Virginia 

LeRoy Edgar Shoemaker, II 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

Robert Allen Zachman 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Francis Arthur Drake 

Mathematics, Infantry 

Pvt, Rifle Team, Lunch, Main Sinks Patrol. 

On the 10th of Sept. in '64, Francis came 
to VMI after living in several states, and 
decided to settle down to four peaceful years 
in the lovely and sedate Shenandoah Valley. 
After meeting his cadre corporal, his first 
acquaintance in the famous Corps, his 
dream was shattered. He wanted to be a 
mistake and was successful beyond all be- 
lief. After taking half of his math courses 
twice, to insure complete mastery of the 
subjects, he is absent-mindedly looking for- 
ward to reaching his goal of four long years 
— graduation. Best of luck . . . you'll need it. 

LeRoy Edgar Shoemaker, II 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Rat Basketball, Rat 
Track, Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor 
Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, AFC, IRC, 

As the time comes closer for our release, 
many minds turn to the invention of ways 
to catch up with the world. Lee, however, 
is one of the few who has kept right in step 
with the world with a multitude of beauti- 
ful girls to help him forget. His achieve- 
ments in track and academics have helped 
to keep our beloved Institute from messing 
up his mind. Lee had found those things at 
VMI that are truly important, the things 
which really prepare a person for life. We 
wish him well, and rest assured he will 
make a large contribution to the world. 

Robert Allen Zachman 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., Swimming, Track, Trainer, Soccer 
Club, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Ten- 
nis, Handball, Soccer. 

Bob Zachman has majored in MS since 
entering the Institute. In recognition of his 
military prowess, "Zach" has been declared 
a DMS for consistently making D's in Mili- 
tary Science. He also tops the Biology De- 
partment with the most demerits and prob- 
ably leads on PT's and confinements. 

"Zach" has been exceedingly popular with 
his Brother Rats, and is known for his 
sense of humor and hearty laughter. Upon 
graduation, Bob will attend Dental School 
at MCV, and we are sure that he will suc- 
ceed, especially if his friends take good 

"Class one point: Gupton stalling!" said 
the flower-powered jailbird. 

"Zach" Zachman 

Frank Drake 

The First Class 

Albert Maifield Jackson 

Waverly, Virginia 

Herbert Watkins Laine 
Windsor, Virginia 


Myron Irvin Dickerson 

Richmond, Virginia 

Albert Maifield Jackson 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt, Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, 
IEEE, Cadet Waiter, State Cadetship. 

Albert came to us in September of 1964 
from Waverly, Virginia. His dyke, "Roost- 
er," gave him the name "Black Bart" be- 
cause he was so mean looking and due to 
his many actions as a Rat. When he first 
arrived, he was a strong, lean boy, but with 
many Saturday nights uptown, plus his 
many activities at the Pine Room and 
Zollman's parties, Black Bart has become 
a man with a plump little beer body. 

Even though the class of 1968 will be 
leaving the Institute and going their many 
ways, the smiling face and the gentle per- 
sonality of the one we call "Black Bart" 
will never part from us or the drab yellow 
of the Institute. 

Herbert Watkins Laine 

Economics, USMC 

Pvt., L.Cpl., No. 1 Club, Ghetto, IGBA. 

After living in Windsor, Va., for 18 
years, it took Herb some time to adjust to 
the sprawling metropolis of Lexington. This 
lasted one year, during which he played the 
game and emerged as a ranking Lance 
Corporal. During his Third Class Year, he 
became a member of the distinguished orga- 
nization, The Number One Club. No doubt, 
this would be a turning point in any man's 
life, and Herb is no exception. After this 
event, his condition has steadily deterio- 
rated: he no longer held or aspired for rank, 
this led to his residence in the Ghetto dur- 
ing his Second Class year. 

Herbert's success can be measured by his 
acceptance to law school, and his outstand- 
ing performance in the PLC program. 

Myron Irvin Dickerson 

Modern Languages, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Basketball, Hand- 
ball, Football, Tennis. 

When I hit the hay that first fateful night 
of 10 September, 1964, whoever could have 
guessed that the slow-moving Southerner in 
the next hay would ever last till Christmas. 
He was so slow that he must have been 
the only Rat to pick up 40 demerits for 
being late to formations! 

But he finally picked up speed and caught 
himself a short, pretty brunette, named 
ludy who has suffered with him through 
all his four, long years at the Institute. Of 
course, his relationship improved consider- 
ably when he switched from Physics to 
French, where he learned how to "sweet 
talk" with words instead of formulae. 

"Black Bart" Jackson 

"H.T.PX.BX." Laine 

Dick Dickerson 

"Rocket K" Rankin 

Richard Kenneth Rankin 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., 1st Sgt., DMS, RDC, Rat 
Football, Varsity Football, Rat Football 
Coach, Intramural Volleyball, Pioneer In- 
vestment Club, Monogram Club, Ghetto, 
IGBA Commissioner. 

"Tricky Dickie" started VMI with a 
loud "bang" — 26 weeks confinement, pranks 
on his classmates, and many trips to the 
RDC. The real bang came when his love 
for animals caused him to flip his beloved 
Rambler in a valiant effort to avoid hitting 
a dog. Muff!! 

Now that the beginning bang is a legend 
among the Rats, "Rocket K" has a much 
different image as he leaves VMI. He is 
now B-Co.'s First Sergeant and RDC Rep- 
resentative, Rat football coach, and Dean's 
List student. 

What a change and all for the best! He 
only bucks the system once in a while when 
he can't pull away from Madison to get 
back in time for taps. 

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John Byrd 

Richard Kenneth Rankin 

Greenbelt, Maryland 

John Charles Byrd 

English, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Rat Football, Wrestling, 
Intramural Basketball, Debate Club. 

John arose to the arid plateaus of Lex- 
ington to meet the challenge offered by 
VMI. Here, John discovered that he had 
entered an abyss which was to be plagued 
by shined shoes and Rat MS, but he set to 
work, and began playing the game like any 
normal guy who realizes how detestable 
the Institute can be. His joy of being re- 
leased from the Ratline was darkened some- 
what by a bit of confinement . . . Oh, for 
the love of a girl! After this small setback, 
John once again began a strict pursuit of 
both military and academic duties which 
continued until the spring of 1967 when a 
bit of "Florida Sunshine" entered his life. 
Since then, John has really become one of 
the boys through his flagrant disregard for 
everything but this "Longwood Lady." Even 
through all this, he has proved himself 
capable of doing whatever he might at- 

John Charles Byrd 

Roanoke, Virginia 

John Chalmers Sutton, III 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Golf, Ghetto, Westminster Fellowship, 
IRC, Fire Fighters. 

This Staunton Military Academy ranker 
saw the light and made his career at VMI 
as a private. The first memorable event of 
his cadetship was the "Papa Joe Affair" 
when he entertained one of their enter- 

John's upperclass years have been spent 
at Johnny's and the barracks study room, 
mostly when he wasn't supposed to be in 
either place. 

He is possibly the only man in the his- 
tory of VMI who has not swept the floor 
and spends his time between BRC and first 
CP reading the sports page of the Roanoke 

"Snail" Sutton 

John Chalmers Sutton, III 

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 

James Harris Stirling 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., DMS, Football, Softball, Volleyball, 
Bomb Staff, Hop and Floor Committee, 
Richmond Club, Fire Fighters, Young Re- 
publicans, IRC. 

When lim saw VMI for the first time, lit- 
tle did he know what was in store for him. 
What a miserable rat year with RDC, 'rith- 
metic, and roommates. 

But the move to Club 311, and the His- 
tory Department changed Jim's ways. Room 
250 and the ghetto-land cultivated his eva- 
sion of Institute regulations. After a quick 
sprint down the stoop, he made the trip to 
the Superintendent's office. 

After a long struggle and hardly a date- 
less weekend, it appears Jim will receive his 
diploma and aim his Cougar for Ft. Benning. 

Good luck, Jim. 

James Harris Stirling 

Petersburg, Va. 

Jim Stirling 

Stephen Ernest Wilson 

History, Armor 

Pvt., DMS, Intramural Volleyball, Tanker 
Platoon. Armed Forces Club, Newman Club, 
Catholic Choir, Glee Club, Timmins Music 

Steve, having lived in a military environ- 
ment as an Army brat, arrived on the post 
with much anticipation and enthusiasm 
about taking the Institute well in stride. 
Confident though he was, he began to won- 
der just a little when he heard those fateful 
words "Rack it in, Rat." 

This year Steve has decided to go RA 
and become a true "treadhead." Too bad 
442's don't handle too well in rice patties, 
right Steve? 

Surely, with his determination, Steve 
will have much success in the Army. 

Steve Wilson 

Stephen Ernest Wilson 

Arlington, Virginia 

Alfred 1 .itllefield Smith, Jr. 
History, Armor 

Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Soft- 
ball, Judo, J. M. Hall Usher, Pig Award, 

Known by all within two weeks of ma- 
triculation, Alfred firmly established himself 
in the select crew of legendary Keydets. 
Continuing where he left off, Alf became 
a product of the infamous Club 60 of our 
Dyke's era. Fred has continued to main- 
tain a philosophy contrived to bring maxi- 
mum enjoyment through minimum physical 

Who else but Alf would leave a date 
while he marched down to DRC? Who 
else had the courage, as a Rat, to walk out 
the arch with a hayroll on his shoulder? 
Who else could win the Pig Prize six weeks 
in a row? 


Alf Smith 

Alfred Littlefield Smith, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Root" Cowardin 

"Alphonzo" Dellinger 

Rick Brothers 

John Walter Warwick, in 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Wrestling, Intra- 
mural Football, ASCE, Episcopal Church, 
Girls, Dr. Foster's Sleep Lab. 

Johnny's quiet humor and happy-go-lucky 
attitude have become a fixture of our class. 
Maybe he really is "God's gift to women." 
Lucky women, if Webb ever graduates. But 
graduate he will, 'cause Webb has both the 
brains and the pleasant personality it takes 
to get through this place. This year, "Sky 
Jew" gave Webb an unplanned vacation 
which lasted from Dawn to February. Un- 
daunted, Webb returned and restarted his 
love life where he had left off. 

Long John has kept quite a number of 
his Brother Rats smiling in the last four 
years. If this is any indication of what's to 
come, when Webb gets out — watch out 

"Webb" Warwick 



Jack McPherson Parrish, IJJ 

Richmond, Virginia 

Jack McPherson Parrish, HI 

History, Armor 

Pvt., L. Cpl., Varsity Soccer, Intramural 
Baseball, Hop and Floor Committee, Ring 
Committee, Pioneer Investment Club, YRC, 
Bee's Nest. 

An adventurer of sorts, a devilish wan- 
derer, the Cap'n is a man of many experi- 
ences. First came rank and for 3 summer 
months Mac was a sharp Lance Corporal . . . 

A wild love for women has led him to the 
Bahamas, and up and down the East Coast. 
Always broke and willing to sell anything, 
Mac has come to be known for his love of 
diamonds this year. 

The Cap'n has missed little. He was of- 
fered and denied his RA in the same month, 
and he lost his chance to visit scenic Viet 
Nam. With a laugh, he casts away his losses 
and looks for the triumphs which are in- 
evitable. We hope they come soon. 


John Walter Warwick, HI 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Dennis Jon Kopecko 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., Newman Club, IRC, Richmond Club, 
Psychology Dept. Assistant, Intramural Vol- 

No one would ever guess that "BeachbaU" 
had been a ranger in a military high school! 
After five months confinement his Rat year, 
Dennis has rarely agreed with the military. 
Academics were his challenge, and he met 
it with a great determination and many 
nights of late study. As a result, Dennis 
could usually be found almost anywhere 
sleeping during the day (Would you believe 
the Sentinel Box?)! 

With Medical school on his mind, and 
several girls in his heart, Dennis has almost 
reached his goal. Best of luck, Dennis. 

Ronald Lynn Cowardin 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., RDC, Wrestling ludo, Cheerleader, 
Intramural Football, Volleyball, Newman 
Club, Monogram Club, Partying and Drink- 
ing Club. 

On the surface, Ron is a true hedonist. 
As the originator of hasa-Lai-ponce, he has 
spent many hours contemplating life and 
maybe a Pabst label. He has the ability 
to cheer up others simply by being there, 
by displaying that crooked grin, and spew- 
ing forth some Cowardin philosophy. 

Ron is also a man of many moods, and 
there is a deeper Ron that most don't see; 
yet, the few who do know this side of 
Ron value his friendship even more. He 
has a mind which is deep and probing and 
a complex personality to accompany it. 

Take care, Ron, and we'll meet you at the 
next rally in Canada, or maybe Tahiti. 

"BeachbaU" Kopecko 

S '/ 

Lyman Riddick Brothers, III 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, XO E Co., Honor 
Court, Rat Cross Country, Athletic Trainer, 
Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, Weight 
Training, YRC, VAS. 

Unlike most of us, Rick has had his feet 
on the ground since the first day our class 
marched through Jackson Arch. With medi- 
cine his first goal, this young man kept his 
nose in the books. At the same time, Rick 
knew that the academics weren't everything. 
A friendly smile and sense of responsibility 
were his trademarks. He was elected to one 
of our most cherished positions as an Honor 
Court Representative. Even though Rick 
could sleep it up on the weekends with the 
best, he was usually found taping together 
our football players and wrestlers as Head 
Trainer. With all this, he mysteriously 
found time to serve as Echo Company 
Exec, and part time sports car racer in his 
new MGB. 

Michael Allen Dellinger 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., Fencing, Intramural Volleyball, Inter- 
varsity Christian Fellowship, Timmins So- 
ciety, AFC, IRC, Alphonzo Club. 

Life at VMI — Gus, Frances, Tom and 
Hank, E. Sue, Betsy, PT's, RDC, GC, 6-50, 
breach-block, Sara, Summer School, Drudik, 
Sweet William, Alphonzo Club, Dee, Crim- 
son Baroness, Trudy from Madison, Dion 
Wright, Sir John Warich, Dave and Smily 
Jack, Birdseed, FTX, Vicki, Lyn Ellen Bom- 
had, Ring Figure, Leigh, Guy, Lighting 
Joe, Rich, Dave, Brenda, Susi, Operation 
Flag-Staff, EC, SAE, Margie, Clubhouse, 
"Pot," Johnny Pabst Blue Ribbon, Rat 
Graves, Foxy Dave, Crow's Nest, Sweet 
Lips, Art and Billy, Dewfus, "Gross Shoes," 
Lord Byron, Killer, Rich, Economics, 
Whoopie-doo, most fun you can have 
without laughing, Singing and Swing. 

Dennis Jon Kopecko 

Richmond, Virginia 

Ronald Lynn Cowardin 

Richmond, Virginia 

Lyman Riddick Brothers, in 

Emporia, Virginia 

Michael Allen Dellinger 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Thompson Osa Coryell 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, 2nd Bn. S-3, Intra- 
mural Volleyball, Cross Country, Political 
Science Society, IRC, VMI Religious Coun- 
cil, BSU, Cadet Battery. 

Although some doubted that he could 
long endure the stresses of being a mem- 
ber of the backbone of the corps, Os 
adapted with little difficulty, to his post as 
a first class private. A brief stint as a regi- 
mental first private helped to bridge the 

Accounting seemed to occupy much of 
Tom's time. At least he spent many hours 
in the Economics Department. Contrary to 
popular opinion, it is possible to be in the 
good graces of a member of this notorious 

Despite originally being a loyal member 
of the "men in blue," his interest in "the 
tube" led him inevitably to select the 

As a member of the elite "stoop-poop" 
group, Tom gloried in revealing little known 
information of great significance to our 
daily mode of living. 

John Douglas Royster 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Social Committee, Intramural 
Handball, Football, Volleyball, Glee Club, 
Pioneer Investment Club, Ghetto. 

Tex came to VMI with a chip on his 
shoulder, which was usually covered up by 
his long hair, and was the only Rat to think 
that there was a Ghetto on the fourth 
stoop. His struggle to fill his brothers shoes 
(Cadet Captain) was cut short by a cast on 
his foot, so he decided to let his hair grow 
for eight weeks. 

As a second, lohn found himself taking 
room orderly only once, and studying for 
final exams in the W & L Law Library in 
civilian clothes. 

Tex has retained his individuality dur- 
ing his four years at VMI, but as far as 
the military is concerned, his biggest ques- 
tion has been, "Garnett . . . Who?" 

Richard Raymond Martinez, Jr. 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Football, Softball, 
Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Armed 
Forces Club VP, Newman Club, Catholic 
Choir, Pres. ATD, Yankee Club. 

Out of Stony Point, New York, selling his 
tortillas and chilli peppers on the way, 
Senor Ricky came from the "Land of the 
VMI of the North." Already he has gained 
much fame, especially in the never, never 
land of the Great White W — . The intensity 
of this great pass time will soon shrink to 
nothingness for Peter Fitzfenworth Anthony 
Armstrong lones-Smith Westminster, lunior 
will soon don the radiant blue uniform of 
the United States Air Force,, or should 
it be Farce, for five years (?). Into the 
Great FTX, Rick will bear with him pleas- 
ant memories of the fun-filled years of 
Institute Good Deals. 

"Come Iacko-0 Come." 

Rick Martinez 

Thompson Osa Coryell 

Herndon, Virginia 

John Douglas Royster 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Richard Raymond Martinez, Jr. 

Stony Point, New York 

John Richard Siegel 

White Stone, Virginia 

Robert Raymond Mitchell, Jr. 

Aberdeen, Maryland 

Catlin Emmett Tyler, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Bob" Mitchell 

"Kit" Tyler 

John Richard Siegel 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Sup. Sgt., Distinguished Academic Stu- 
dent, DMS, Who's Who in American Col- 
leges, Rat Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, 
IEEE, Sigma Pi Sigma, Glee Club, Ring 
Figure Committee. 

Four years at the all-sheltering Institute 
have definitely contributed to shaping Rick's 
goal and ideals. Obtaining something from 
nothing, realizing feeling from the inanimate 
have been the goals, the gesture not taken 
for granted the ideal. 

Militarily, it was easy come, easy go. and 
the environment has been quite conducive in 
determining which careers not to follow. 
Blind optimism with ideas and friends have 
usually, resulted in a Fuam or accomplish- 
ment or satisfaction, graduate school and a 
military commitment will commence with 
graduation. Following this, Rick will hope- 
fully, be dominated again by that mirthful 

Robert Raymond Mitchell, Jr. 

History, Infantry 

Pvt.. 1st Sgt., DMS, Intramural Volleyball, 
Swimming, Cross Country, RDC, Club 412, 
Armed Forces Club. 

Mitch might not have gotten as much 
rank as he wanted, but its a bet that few 
people ever had grubbier shoes, shirt or hat, 
and still ended up with stripes on his sleeves. 
It's also a bet that no one was more unsure 
about what he knew on a test and then 
ended up passing the thing. Nor are there 
many people who have been as sure of the 
girl as Mitch has been. You could put 
money on that tool. Having gone this far, 
you might as well bet your life that no 
better friend. Brother Rat, or man could be 

Catlin Emmett Tyler, Jr. 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Supply Sgt., Tennis. 

Kit Tyler came to us from Richmond, 
inheriting the Institute from his alumnus 
father. He has been one of our most ami- 
able classmates, and is especially noted for 
maintaining an open mind toward the 
Administration. His willingness to try to see 
Smith Hall's point-of-view has provided a 
great deal of guidance to some of us on 
more than one occasion in these past four 

At graduation then, the Institute will gain 
Kit as one of their staunchest alumni. To 
the class, he will remain one of the most 
dependable Brother Rats and to those of us 
who knew him well. Kit will continue to be 
one of our closest and most trusted friends. 

The best of everything, Kit. 

John William Bryant, II 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, 

For Bill, as for most confident high school 
graduates, the VMI ratline was a harrowing 
experience. By the second semester, his 
grades and attitude improved, showing his 
adjustment to the new environment. The 
third class year afforded Bill an opportunity 
to try his leadership abilities under the VMI 
system. After two months, Bill proudly 
wore a clean sleeve for the rest of his 
cadetship. Most cadets remember Bill as 
the cadet who they saw only when he was 
headed to or from SSH to study. Even in 
his first class year. Bill awed the most dili- 
gent students with his relentless drive to- 
wards better grades. Although many people 
have had little opportunity to know Bill, 
those who have will never forget his warm 
friendship and his constant interest in others. 
One could hardly find a kinder and more 
faithful Brother Rat. 

Billy Bryant 

John Waiiam Bryant, II 

Columbus, Ohio 

Ken Perkins 

Lester Colter Martin 

Annandale, Virginia 

Kenneth James Perkins 

North Bergen, New Jersey 

Lester Colter Martin 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., 1st Sgt. (retired), Judo, Institute Car- 
toonist, All-Pro. 3rd Class year. 

"With all that money, think of the party 
you could throw." A natural born hell- 
raiser from Annandale, Les came to these 
hallowed halls in search of college life. 
Much to his dismay, refrigerators and ice 
chests were unauthorized. As a life guard 
for several summers, he found a chance to 
improve his water safety, and an oppor- 
tunity to attend questionable social gather- 
ings with the opposite sex. It's not known 
where his artistic talents came from, but he 
managed to tie several of his BR's as the 
No. 1 artist in barracks. While attending 
these social functions, he took a dive one 
night which resulted in a new life, or rather 
a new outlook on life. Deb is perhaps the 
largest figure in our hero's life and the Air 
Mail romance is one to witness. A Cor- 
vette, a 5th, and Deb are LC's goals for 
the future. 


Kenneth James Perkins 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Distinguished Academic 
Student, Who's Who in American Colleges, 
Intramural Softball, Cadet circulation Mgr., 
Ass't. Business Mgr., and Managing Editor, 
Bomb, Business, Manager Ring Figure 
Magazine, Newman Club, English Society, 
Hop & Floor Com., IRC, Vice Pres. Politi- 
cal Science Society, Armed Forces Club, 
Marshall Library Ass't. 

King of the permit and the one night 
term paper, the typewriter has never failed 
him. He has had permits approved to miss 
school, FTX, and practically every inspec- 
tion. His term paper grades were consistent 
with his intellect — outstanding. 

Ken put his typewriter to work for the 
Cadet and the Ring Figure Magazine. His 
unusual ability was recognized when he was 
named Managing Editor of the paper. He 
has since made that title synonomous with 
the term, "Voice of Dissent." 

Ken has been quite active at VMI (and 
at Hollins, for that matter), and leaves quite 
a trail of academic distinctions, friends, 
and those never equaled permits. 

"Les" Martin 

Robert Sidney DeVos 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., DMS, Basketball, Cross Country. Ten- 
nis, Golf, Intramural Softball, Volleyball, 
Football, Basketball, Fellowship of Chris- 
tian Athletes, Pioneer Investment Club, 
Monogram Club, Pittsburgh Club. 

Anyone not from VMI, seeing this guy 
tripping down the basketball court would 
say "who is this guy?". Little does he know 
that this guy is "Ole Vos". 

Vos is one of the most easy-going fellas 
in the class. No one has ever seen him in a 
*?(??#%. His philosophy in life is "Taking 
it easy, man!", and he practices it to the 
greatest extent, even on the basketball court. 
He is truly one of the most popular guys 
in barracks. 

Robert Francis Powers, Jr. 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Rat, Varsity Golf, 
Intramural Football, Cross Country, Hand- 
ball, Girls, Studying, Newman Club, Wesley 
Foundation, Soul Brother, Tidewater Club, 
Young Republicans Warmonger, Wolf, Tied 

Aside from all the fun, games, and good 
I have encountered at the Institute, I feel 
that my four years at VMI can best be 
expressed by borrowing a few lines from 
Robert Frost's poem "A Road Not Taken": 
"I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference." 

Robert Francis Powers, Jr. 

Newport News, Virginia 

Robert Sidney DeVos 

McDonald, Pennsylvania 

Kenneth Michael Frick 

Civil Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Basketball, Baseball, Intramural Vol- 
leyball, Weight Training, ASCE, Newman 
Club, Dobyn's Coffee Hour, Brookside, 
Gim, Pittsburgh Club, Dyke, Section 
Marcher, Room Orderly, Horizontal Lab. 

Mike Frick is a rare occurence at VMI. 
Although garbed in a uniform, Mike re- 
mains a civilian determined to live comfort- 
ably and with little concern for regulations. 
Military Duty was quickly discarded in 
favor of basketball permit and an extended 
tour of gim duty. 

Commonly known as Morpheus and con- 
sidered a sleep research major, Mike has 
attained high standing in the CE Dept., 
proving fun and academic success can go 

Kenneth Michael Frick 

Ford City, Pennsylvania 

Myles David Gibbons 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Wrestling, In- 
tramural Football and Wrestling, VAS, New- 
man Club, Fire Fighting Detail. 

Both in studies and athletics, Dave has 
performed well during his four years here. 
This year, even though he is an officer in 
the Corps, he's found himself situated in 
the ghetto; and he makes a good ghetto 

Dave has had four good years here at 
VMI — that is, as good as things can be! 
Although he adapted readily and willingly 
to military life, he also engaged in many of 
the extracurricular activities upon which 
the Institute is known to disapprove (togas 
and lim Beams)? He's also become an avid 
follower of Otis. 

His future plans include medical school 
followed by his military obligation. 

'Wild Bill" Calfee 

Paul Wiseman Simmons 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Guidon, Intramural Volleyball. 

Paul was one of the few rats to finish his 
first year without losing his high school 
sweetheart, thus showing the appropriate- 
ness of his initials, "PW". After his rat 
year, Paul continued to struggle up the 
"hill of science" for four years and three 
summers. It would be impossible to forget 
Paul's tremendous personality — his biting 
sarcasm and bitter scowl, have helped in 
making life bearable at the Institute. Many 
of us would be five year men had it not 
been for Paul's infamous economic devices. 
Although we have long forgotten what they 
stand for, many of these significant phrases 
still ring in our ears. We know Paul will 
succeed in anything he does. 

Myles David Gibbons 

Mt. Prospect, Illinois 

William Ernest Calfee 

Stamford, Connecticut 

Paul Wiseman Simmons 

Sehrell, Virginia 

William Ernest Calfee 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural, Football, 
Volleyball and Baseball, Tanker Platoon, 
Armed Forces Club, Ranger Aggressor, MS 

Bill's transcript will show he graduated 
an English major, but his Brother Rats will 
remember his as an MS major. Always hap- 
pier in a tank at White's Farm than in a 
carrel at Preston Library, Bill may be a 
little late for the Finals. He still wonders 
who told him the easy way through VMI 
was to become a Biology major and to make 
the boss's daughter. His first project failed, 
but the boss's daughter turned out to be a 
better woman than any man deserves. We 
wonder who will be happier in June; Bill, 
Ann, or the Institute. 

"PW Simmons 

Dave Gibbons 

John Jacob Davis 

Economics, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Rat Social 
Committee, Rat Wrestling, Volleyball, Cadet 
Battery Commander, Political Science So- 
ciety, Fire Fighter, Bomb Staff. 

After four years of sheltered privations, 
most of us will leave this June with the 
traditional sheep-skin and gold bars, sym- 
bols of the "finished product," the citizen 
soldier. By mid-summer, "good time" parties, 
Army life, and those short honeymoons 
will blur all those many crammed facts 
accumulated over the four years, making 
our degrees nothing more than recogni- 
tions of effort. As far as the gold bars . . . 
who will even try to remember the "tool- 
shed" or military duty. 

In the years to come, J. J. and the rest 
of us will recall those special hops — like our 
Ring Figure — those winning football games, 
and the many friends that made life worth- 
while at the Institute. 

Stephen Armstrong Strickler 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Sup. Sgt., DMS, Who's 
Who in Amer. Colleges, Intramural Basket- 
ball, Volleyball, Bomb Advertising Mana- 
ger and Business Manager, Hop and Floor 
Committee Business Manager, Tidewater 
Club, Vice President, Ring Committee, 
Publications Board. 

"Strick" hails from the swamplands of 
Tidewater. His Va. Beach tradition con- 
tinued at VMI as Steve and his red Pontiac 
were seldom around on Saturday night. 

Due to his chronic sickness during CCQ, 
Steve was the cause of Room 250 making 
their infamous trip to the OC's hole one 
Sunday morning. This almost doomed Ring 
Figure in more ways than one, yet Steve 
still received his precious stone. 

One wonders how Steve managed to keep 
his stripes. His ulterior motive was prob- 
ably so that he could find his blouse among 
the apartment's clean sleeves. 

"Strick," Good luck in law school next 

John Jacob Davis 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Guy Alpheus Wilson 

Columbus, Georgia 

Stephen Armstrong Strickler 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Guy Alpheus Wilson 

Biology, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl, Sgt., Capt., 2nd Bn. Cmdr., 
DMS, DAS, Intramural Basketball, Weight 
Training, Rat Basketball, Wesley Founda- 
tion, Gloria, IRC, Timmins Society, FTX 
Inf. Camp Cmdr., Sabre Comm., Hardaway 
Scholarship, Paul S. Newmeyer Award, Lem- 
muel-McKenzie-Long-Jarman Award, Army 
ROA Medal, Honor Court. 

Excellence speaks for itself; Guy Wilson 
is the epitome of success at VMI. 

Possessing a brilliant mind and the gift 
of leadership, Guy has garnered academic 
stars, command of the 2nd battalion, and 
election to the Honor Court. What moti- 
vates him? A lovely southern belle named 
GLORIA has undoubtedly exerted a power- 
ful influence. 

Although number two at VMI, every- 
one knows, in his heart, Guy deserves to be 
number one; he tries harder. . . 

Guy's future is filled with promise. To an 
outstanding Brother Rat, we wish the best 
of luck and enduring happiness. 

Steve Strickler 

"Jago" Stetson 

Lawrence Jago Stetson 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Soccer, Football, Softball, 
Volleyball, Newman Club, YRC, Political 
Science Society, Tidewater Club. 

Larry, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, is 
a real co-ordinator and mover. Everyone 
in barracks has met Larry. This includes 
the underclassmen. Larry has helped the 
First Class greatly by assistance in purchase 
of cars and insurance. 

He has also done his share on the 
soccer field. Larry had a great deal to 
do with the forming of this club. 

Oh! Let's don't forget to mention that 
good ole' Larry lives in the Ghetto section 
of barracks. 

Larry intends to fulfill his military re- 
quirements in the Navy as a pilot after 

Lawrence Jago Stetson 

Suffolk, Virginia 

William Bogart Holland 

English, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Baseball, Volleyball, 
Football, English Society, Cadet Staff, 
Pioneer Investment Club, Hop and Floor 
Committee, Ring Committee, Tidewater 
Club President, YRC. 

Don't let this man's sharp features and 

sinister Mexican Bandito laugh fool you 

he is actually quite soft hearted. Some girls 
would dispute this, yet other girls know it. 
A cadet with nerves of cold steel, "Bogie" 
has been known to get a case of the D.T.'s 
while in tense situations, such as the time 
he was bodily tossed out of the Com- 
mandant's Office. 

Bogie's cynical approach to life at VMI 
(and anywhere else for that matter) plus his 
diabolical W. C. Fields sense of humor 
make him a constant source of enjoyment 
to all who come within his sphere of influ- 
ence. "Bogie's" interest in areas other than 
academics have left him with a well fought 
for 2.0 average. 

"Bogie" Holland 

William Bogart Holland 

Suffolk, Virginia 

Gil Piddington 

Gilbert William Piddington 

Physics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., 1st Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural 
Basketball, Football, American Institute of 
Physics, Bomb Staff, Glee Club, Chapel 

The "Geator with the Heater," one of 
B Co's most popular lieutenants, was a 
member of the "Mallory Mob" for four 
years, and he astounded the physical world 
with the concept of "Piddington Space." 
Unknown to most, Gil has a talent for 
painting grass red. As a second, he left his 
mark in Norfolk on the VAS trip and 
surfed to the sinks in his Hobie T-shirt 
during CCQ as a third. Pid won honors at 
summer camp with his VMI attitude and 
looks forward to becoming a "jet jockey." 

Best of luck in the future to a good 
friend and great Brother Rat. 

Gilbert William Piddington 

Washington Township, New Jersey 

John Lawrence Hart, Jr. 

Biology, Navy 

Pvt., Head Mgr. of Cross-Country, Indoor 
and Outdoor Track, Cadet Waiter, Bomb, 
BSU, Religious Council, Monogram Club, 
Bloodmobile Comm., Emblem Comm. 

John came to VMI as another "Roanoke 
Rat." At least he was a happy Rat; he 
always seemed to smile even though there 
was nothing really to smile about. However, 
his Romantic tribulations have finally lead 
to happiness. 

Being the only Navy Man in VMI, John 
had sort of a special "claim to fame." 
We know that John will make one of the 
finest Naval Officers ever to graduate from 

We wish to thank John for the time and 
effort he has devoted to the Track team 
and for the many permits, and getting the 
Track team out of inspections. 


John Lawrence Hart, Jr. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

William Goff Davis 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, Soft- 
ball, Brookside, Washington St. Discotheque, 
Pinball Champ, MYF. 

West Va.-Ha! You know a lot about it — 
Right? Go to Florida much, Rat? Listen 
Man! He ran society in Lexington from 
June to September. J.M.H. One Blue, Helen! 
Washington Street Discotheque . . . How 
about Brookside? He's pretty capable, Pine 
Room , Zolloman's — Crazy. You ever missed 
a B-ball game? Hell no! Go Mounties! 
They won't cut my hair at camp — Sure! 
Don't bug me man, I've got a lotta jack 
riding on it — girls jetting in from Fred- 
burg, Row-noke, East Lexington. Nothing 
frosts me — just this joint, tool shed, rankers, 
m.o. dogs-Dah-e-muff! 

So long Lou, Norm, yellow walls. So 
long Graves, we'll miss ya buddy. 

Groovey" Davis 

William Goff Davis 

New Castle, Delaware 

John Edward Kemper 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Varsity Basketball, Rat Basketball, 
Baseball, Co-Capt. Basketball, YRC, Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes, Bee's Nest, 
Club "69". 

Yep girls, that's him. VMI's own HOT 
DOG, Johnny Kemper. He's the only man 
in Barracks with a manager to schedule 
dates and public appearances, sign auto- 
graphs, and swat flies. His tenure at VMI 
has turned out better than the college 
careers of most Minks. 

Kempo, always flashing a mischievous 
grin, has been quick to make his place in 
life a good one. On the basketball court, 
at parties, or just walking around coed 
campuses, he displays a confidence in 
himself that can be accepted by all who 
come in contact with him. 

There's nary a fly on Kempo. 

"Kempo" Kemper 

John Edward Kemper 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Gregory Charles Lee 

Forest City, North Carolina 

William David Robertson 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Jackson Durham Bareford 

Tappahannock, Virginia 

Gregory Charles Lee 

Biology, USMC 

Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Cross 
Country, Football, Basketball, Scouter's 
Club, SCUBA, Religious Council, Lutheran 
Club Vice-President, Rangers, Comman- 
dant's Trophy for Ranger Stakes Cham- 
pionship, Chief Instructor. 

Out of the hills came "the kid" looking 
for that big party in the sky. Keeping in 
mind his real purpose at college (a fifth 
a day keeps the blues away), Greg set off 
to blaze a trail . . . across the demerit 
sheets, the front of barracks and girls' 
schools. Greg's only regret was there was 
only one Saturday night in a week. Between 
nights at Johnny's and the touch football 
games in rain and snow, it is a wonder 
that Greg survived his four years. Come 
to think of it, there were some close calls. 
Believing that studying was a mark of a 
diseased mind, Greg, nevertheless, managed 
to make a commendable record in Doc's 

William David Robertson 

Chemistry, Infantry 

Pvt., Regt. Color Sgt., Judo Club, Basket- 
ball, Volleyball, Football, Handball, ACS, 
Religious Council, President, State Presi- 
dent, Glee Club, Tilly William's Club, 
Nub Club. 

Mit hiss gut biidder RATEN Villie leafs 
die Enstituten less anudder 'gtit guy.' 
Off course Villie hates to leaf the school 
in vitch he learnen so much, like: Brudder 
Raten ist ein vun-vay streeten; Rauchen 
die cigarettes ist ein ugly habit; civilian 
clothesen can be grosse trouble; und dat 
ein 4-year fraiilein ist die vun dat deserven 
die diploma. 

Villie machen great commaraden uber 
hiss Zimmeraten sehr gut und room rit dem 
for die 4-years. 

So vit hiss saber und hiss fraiilein Villie 
vill attacken die world vit great gusto 
after graduation. GUt Luken Brudder Rat! 

Jackson Durham Bareford 

Biology, Artillery 

Pvt., Sgt., Gymnastics, Intramural Gym- 
nastics, 1st Class Auto Committee, Fire- 

Jack is probably one of the best liked 
Brother Rats of the Class of '68. 

His easy going personality has enabled 
him to weather many storms both here 
and at home. His trials with Cheryl and 
his battles with the Physics department 
have not stopped him. 

He has never lost sight of the meaning 
of Brother Rat, and his desire to be of 
some help to his fellow man will most 
assuredly help him succeed in whatever 
field he may choose after graduation. So, 
four years, three summer sessions, and 
many girls later, "Smiling Jack" is still 
smiling! He deserves the best; and the 
Class of '68 wishes him the best of luck 
in the future. 

Jack Bareford 

Greg Lee 

A. * 

B. F. Wright 

"Tic-Tac" Thacker 

Vic Huang 

Michael Charles Thacker 

Civil Engineer, Infantry 

Pvt., Football, Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, 

Whenever there's a party, you'll find 
Whacker right in the middle of it. He makes 
his home in any ABC store which is con- 
venient. At VMI he distinguished himself 
as captain of the lim Beam Relay team 
which was made up of an all-star cast. 
Mike's love life has been quite dubious 
and it will probably remain so for many 
years to come. Mike has been a true friend 
in the past years, always ready to help any- 
one who needed it, especially with his 
pocketbook. Take it easy, buddy, and hold 
your temper. 

Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. 

Civil Engineering, Armor 

Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Basket- 
ball, ASCE Vice President. 

VMI did not know what it was letting 
itself in for when the "Ashland Flash" 
entered Jackson Arch. Through his warm 
and friendly personality, "Cheeks" won 
many friends and helped lighten the load 
of burdens we had to bear for four grueling 
years. From his intricate mental system, 
such phrases as "Mother Goose," "Made 
the team, but not the PX team," "Maintain 
squad cool," and "Handy-dandy double- 
decker dashboard . . . ," spread through 
barracks. Berry's many triumphs in the 
Civil Engineering Department cannot be de- 
nied, for he applied himself to his work in 
a diligent manner. Whatever he may at- 
tempt, however, we feel sure Berry will suc- 
ceed, and the Class of '68 wishes both him 
and Mary Franklin the best of luck. 

Victor Kuo-Liang Huang 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Soccer Club, Intramural Soccer, Vol- 
leyball, IEEE Chairman, Sigma Pi Sigma 
Cadet Staff, IRC Treasurer, V-P. 

It didn't take Vic long to gain the respect 
and admiration of his Brother Rats and 
the faculty because of his honesty, sincerity, 
and intelligence. His ability to understand 
and sympathize with the problems faced 
by others is truly exceptional. 

The "China Man" not only proved him- 
self to be scholarly, but also adept in soccer. 
VMI Barracks is well acquainted with the 
"chink's" famous picture collection which 
verifies that he has a beautiful girl in every 

The Class of '68 will remember this 
dedicated Brother Rat because of his won- 
derful personality and versatility that will 
certainly bring him repeated success. 

Michael Charles Thacker 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. 

Ashland, Virginia 

Victor Kuo-Liang Huang 


Curtis Wayne Beach 

Biology, Artillery 

Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Basketball, FCA, 
Monogram Club. 

"Stand up when I talk to you trooper!" 
Good golly, Curtis, cold water and clean 
linen. How could we forget that shot from 
three rows back in the stands that burned 
the net at Wake Forest, or Kangaroo 
Curtis's two hand dunk. Jetting in for a date 
in Tampa or a weekend on the Jersey Shore 
were common for our boy. "Listen, baby, 
lets get this straight, don't try and get 
serious about me. Just a good time." 

"Let's go to Roanoke," was your battle 
cry — all the way to the Sup's Office. 

From the Basketball court to the dance 
floor of a Pine Room party, Curtis epito- 
mizes the true Christian athlete! Your 
quiet concern and quick smile gained the 
respect of all who were lucky enough to 
call you our friend. 

Curtis Wayne Beach 

Salem, Virginia 

Paul Frederic Chamberlin 

Falls Church, Virginia 

Paul Frederic Chamberlin 

History, Artillery 

Pvt., DMS, Gymnastics Club, Manager, In- 
ternational Relation Club, Young Republi- 
cans Club, Bomb Staff. 

If there were ever instant doubts about 
a person, it would have had to be about 
the Weasel. Anyone would think twice 
about a man whose father is a minister, 
and whose mother works for the big brass 
in the Pentagon. If you once get beyond 
these potential mind-blowers, however, and 
venture to talk to Paul, you will discover 
a great mind — greater than his grades. 
He also has a definite set of goals, great 
ideals, and a sense of humor. 

Paul's cadet life has been a combination 
of athletics, studies, an avid interest in the 
welfare and discipline of New Cadets, and 
frequent encounters with a certain young 
lady from Hollins College. 

Although at this point Paul is undecided 
as to whether to pursue a career in the 
Artillery or to follow his natural bent 
as an equestrian, we are sure he will do 
well in whatever he finally decides. Gung- 
Ho, baby! 

"PF" Chamberlin 

Robert Saunders Steele, II 

Chester, Virginia 

Robert Saunders Steele, II 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt„ RDC, Intramural Volley- 
ball, ASCE, Chairman of Cadet Social 
Committee, Floor Committee. 

"Chilrun, once der wuz a man call hisse'f 
Epamonodus an' he wa'n't fas' as motz. His 
Mammy an' Pappy put in da long hours at 
da big white man's place name o' Lopin' 
'long Farms an' dey scaid up 'nough 'withall 
to sent Epamonondus off ta learnin' 'bout 
books an' whatall. He set to learnin' sa 
hawd dat dey 'nounced him academic'ly 
extinguished an' de ol' fo'ks 'ould enjoy't 
so's'ey'd set all night an' sing in da moon- 
light 'bout his praises an' 'complishments. 
Epamonondus wo'k so ha'd an' come so 
decaded dat he 'cided to continue right on 
th'ough de growin' seas'n come summe'. 
Ev'y nowanden he'd hav' to up an' make 
onto some recrationment an' he'd cou't de 
wimin. Now he ain' too fas' so's das awright 
but if de gal is eq'ly unfast an' de same 
speed, too, den de bofe an' two gits along 
fine. He can whup up some 'mazin' soun's 
wit' no rehussin' 'tall an' he studied at 
pigs an' sows 'nough to talk to 'em an' 
hav' his questions ans'd 'spectably, too." 

"Yucca" Yurachek 

Robert Francis Yurachek 

Chemistry, Artillery 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., A. Co. Comman- 
der, DAS, DMS, Who's Who in Amer. Col- 
leges, Honor Court V.P., Rat Basketball, 
ACS, Sigma Pi Sigma Pres., Timmins 
Society Pres., Chemical Rubber Company 
Award, Escort of 1967 Homecoming Queen. 

Ole' Bob is just not what he appears to 
be. But there is one facet of his appearance 
which is correct, he can't keep his eyes 

Bob is a man of many interests; his 
greatest, however, is people, for he can't 
resist a good conversation with anyone. 
He can be found every night after taps 
discussing coming parties, Institute crises, 
or someone else's problems; never his own. 

"Yucca's" an incorrigible egotist; yet 
you can't help loving him more for it. He 
is one of the few people who can poke fun 
at himself and still come out a winner. 

Who else didn't make it to BRC once 
during cadre? He is the War Hawk of the 
Honor Court, and our favorite Tiger. May 
all your test tubes be filled with dexedrine 
and Ann. 

Robert Francis Yurachek 

Richmond, Virginia 

Dick Wood 

"Val" Sledd 

Richard Henry Wood 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., 1st Bn. Adj., DAFS, 
Intramural Volleyball, Weight Training, 
BSU, Social Chairman, Cmdt. Award, Glee 
Club Pres., Hop Committee V.P., Richmond 
Club, Bermuda Club, FIP. 

Dick came to VMI from the John 
Marshall Cadet Corps in Richmond, and 
stepped into the system with very little 
trouble. After playing the game during first 
semester, he began to show his talents 
second semester as he joined the "Canary 

Third Class years seem to be dull at the 
Institute, but Dick's was not that way at all 
as he hit Bermuda during his Spring Fur- 
lough. After his Second Class year, summer 
camp provided Dick with the opportunity 
to show his real ability. His flight in a F-106 
at camp intrigued him into the FIP program 
his First Class year. 

Dick's future in the medical field should 
be a rewarding one. He leaves VMI behind, 
but VMI and his Brother Rats will long 
remember him. 

Alvin DuVal Sledd, Jr. 

Civil Engineer, Air Force 

Pvt.. Sgt., Lt., Judo, Intramural Volleyball, 
ASCE, IRC, Political Science Society. 

The "AD" left Richmond to become a 
member of Virginia's Corps of hermits. 
His cool attitude towards "Rats" and stripes 
has made life at the Institute a little more 
interesting for him. Although he was a 
conscientious student, he took every op- 
portunity to rejoin the civilian ranks and 
take advantage of its pleasures. We will 
never forget the tales of Virginia Beach 
and his battles with the opposite sex. 

No one has ever worked harder at VMI 
than Val. He has gained the respect of all 
his Brother Rats, and we know that there 
will be no holding him back. 


Richard Henry Wood 

Richmond, Virginia 

Alvin DuVal Sledd, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 


Graham Chandler Williams 

Clarksville, Virginia 

John Thomas Province 

Falls Church, Virginia 

Graham Chandler Williams 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., 1st Bn Commander, 
DMS. Intramural Volleyball, Football, 
Episcopal Chaplain's Committee, Religious 
Council, Fire Fighter, Commanders, Ring 
Figure Committee. 

Straight from a place called Clarksville 
came a "plain old country folk" called 
G. C. Endowed with the VMI family tradi- 
tion, he too, left contributions. 

No sooner than after the Rat Line, 
Chandler started his way into the barracks 
business world. He was known as the 
"Barracks Jew" having his fingers in the 
finances of the entire Corps. Aside from 
other activities, he became known as a 
"Ranker." His personality combined with 
his "fog horn" voice made him First Bat- 
talion Commander. 

Chandler's determination and outgoing 
personality leave a lasting impression. What- 
ever his future brings, beware, he's going 
to be remembered. 

John Thomas Province 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Executive Committee, 
General Committee, RDC Chairman, Intra- 
mural Soccer, Boxing, Judo, English Society, 
Dean's List, Civil War Roundtable, Knights 
of Chastity, Armed Forces Club, "Conduct 
Prejudicial to the Good Order and Disci- 
pline of the Corps Award," Cobra. 

The man whose mere cadetship has been 
"prejudicial to the good order and discipline 
of the Corps," Tom gave himself and his 
plastic face to his class and the Corps and 
to the Rats in whom they could not rejoice. 
(Thank You.) His ingrained sense of right 
and wrong, probably more wrong than 
right, sends him to W&L Law School with 
whom must be the most tolerant person in 
the world — Sue. She will learn that mother- 
hood and apple pie are not necessarily good 
at all come August 1968. Lord only grant 
that he may wrong the civil rights of others. 

Creigh Johnson Kelley 

Westport, Connecticut 

Creigh Johnson Kelley 

English, Artillery 

Pvt., DMS, Cross Country Co-Captain, 
Track Co-Captain, English Society, Bomb 
Circulation Staff, Monogram Club, Barber, 
Otis Redding Fan Club, Ring Committee. 

His first name sets him apart, and rightly 
so, for he is a truly unique individual. 

He is a flurry of flying hair whirling 
desperately around a track. He is a curious 
mixture of mild apathy and intense interest 
typified by his running, or as a fine-all-the- 
time soul brother at a mind-bending session 
(like the one at UNC, and the great ones 
he hosted in Richmond at his own Promised 
Land Part II). 

He is a man who has the confidence and 
ability to live meaningfully. He is Creigh. 

Chandler Williams 

"Littledrudick" Province 

Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., Lt., Gymnastics, Intramural Volleyball, 
Armed Forces Club, Monday Bowling 
League, V.P., First Class Auto Committee, 
Big Tube Committee, Magnificent Seven, 
Unfortunate Five. 

Les's Rat year consisted of bothersome 
waiting periods between furlough and hop 
weekends and his dread of confinement 
during one of these periods resulted in a 
still clean record at the RDC, G.C., and 
Commandant's Office. His ambitions to be a 
Rat Daddy quickly fell by the wavside as 
many an erring freshman will testify. His 
devotion to privatedom gave way his First 
Class year to stripes and a saber. We wish 
the best in the future first with treadheads, 
but eventually in the world of finance to one 
of the Magnificiant Seven and a man we 
are proud to call Brother Rat. 

Mike Michelson 

Slick" Wilkinson 

Michael Louis Michelson 

Chemistry, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Intramural Basketball, 
Cross Country. ACS, Sec.-Treas.. V.P., Wes- 
ley Foundation. AFC, Nub Club, Organic 
Popcorn Club, Rat Lab Instructor, BRSR 

And with Mike came Hank Williams, 
rest his soul. 

Mike was a member of the infamous "13" 
or the Nub Club. He also participated in 
the organic popcorn parties held at Club 

Ethanol has played a significant role in 
his cadetship. It helped him fall off a sink, 
and because of it on Founder's Day, the 
right hand wall of the Lyric Theater 

We'll alwavs remember his adventure on 
the block in Baltimore over Christmas. This 
was so widely known that his name was 
inscribed on the last bar stool on the left in 
Gaiety Bar — lasting tribute to a fine Cadet 
and a great Brother Rat. 

Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr. 

Economics, Infantry 

Pvt., Track, Intramural Volleyball, Water 
Polo, Cadet, Bomb, Sounding Brass-Mgr. 
Editor, Eng. Soc, Pioneer Investment Club, 
IRC, Pol. Science Soc, Lejune Hall Recep- 
tionist, Bermuda Club, Johnny's. 

Then there was Slick, fresh off the ship 
from Japan. Slightly naive in mind, soul 
and body, he was convinced that VMI 
would mold him into the All-American 
that he knew lay inside. Midway through his 
Rat year, he was introduced to two truly 
influential friends, the hay monster and 
yes, booze. Moral corruption seemed in- 

As a dedicated L.A., Slick was mainly 
interested in literature and philosophy. Un- 
fortunately he was forced to spend most 
of his cadetship fighting against the tyranny 
of the Economics Department. By nature 
overly romantic, four years of privations, 
have not dampened his enthusiasm for 
the "outside." 

Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Michael Louis Michelson 

Aberdeen, Maryland 

Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr. 

Arlington, Virginia 


Skip" Roberts 

Kevin John Henry 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., Rat Football, Intramural Football, 
Basketball. Pioneer Investment Club, New- 
man Club, Hop and Floor Committee, 

Devils in Baggies . . . Double Back Hog 
Growler . . . knew how to get in the hostile 
discotheque when he had to . . . Language 
lab was not worth it . . . got Dix into 
Harvard all by himself . . . been known to 
close up a D.C. bar or two . . . B.A. in 
back pocket, jumping off the tower at 
Benning ... he wiped what on you, Honey? 
. . . he's a real mongater . . . Park cars 
much? . . . Wash Area . . . gotta have a 
gator . . . danced on the pipes at the Pine 
Room . . . got mono and disqualified 154 
from a sure IGBL title . . . my boy can 
eat 50 eggs. 

Well I.B., he's gettin' tired of the Ghetto 
... Ft. Benning's not such a bad place to 
live — muf. Take care of the old mongater. 
he's a good man and you're the main 

George Hubert Roberts, Jr. 

History, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Indoor and 
Outdoor Track. Monogram Club, DAS, 
Who's Who in American Colleges. 

Skip came to VMI apprehensively, but 
rapidly changed to a feeling of modified 
calm, and a thorough understanding of 
what he must do to succeed in life. 

Kay's golden-haired Rat wasted little 
time establishing himself in the classroom 
as well as on the track. 

SkiD has never slackened his desire to 
do his best, whether winning records in 
track or by three years of wearing "stars" 
hampered only by a Scotsman's ingratitude. 

Kay and Marshall can feel proud, in 
helping Skip become agressive. We wish 
him and Kay much happiness and success 
in the future. 

George Hubert Roberts, Jr. 

Petersburg, Virginia 

"Mongater" Henry 

Kevin John Henry 

Arlington, Virginia 

Henry Branch Johnson, III 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Indoor and Outdoor Track, Soccer, 
Intramural Football, Basketball, Glee Club, 
Northern. Va. Club Treas., lohnny's Lunch 
and Supper Club. 

Hank Johnson 

Henry Branch Johnson, III 

Rockville, Maryland 

Arthur Finley Barfield 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Arthur Finley Barfield 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, IEEE, Giant 
Killer, Mad B Society. 

Bouncing through the arch in September 
of 1964 came "little Fin" in hot pursuit of 
the fairer sex. His sheepishly innocent 
little grin aided the hunter in his quest. 
And the chase went on. 

In his Third Class year a certain brunette 
entered his life. A disagreement followed 
which was resolved later that summer at 
twilight on a sandlot. From that moment 
forth, the hunter became the hunted. And 
the chase went on. 

His First Class year saw his membership 
in Club 17 threatened, and his stripes 
almost disappeared. As he now departs the 
Institute, the chase goes on. . . . 

"Barf" Barfield 

Stephen Joseph Powers 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., Who's Who in Amer. Colleges, Rat 
Basketball, Tennis, Varsity Basketball Co- 
Capt.. ASCE. Basketball Scrapbook, Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes, Monogram 
Club, South Carolina Delta Chapter, Ghetto. 

Tarzanic Steve has seen a long four 
years here at the Institute, and many 
years from now he may wonder whether 
it was all worthwhile. 

We will remember the steadying influence 
your leadership and spirit gave to our Big 
Red team. Who can ever forget the last 
game Coach Lefty and Davidson played 
in the Lion's Den when "The Hoover" 
cleaned the boards for 28 big rebounds — a 
school record? I am sure that's in the 

As much as basketball and his hay have 
meant to this M.O. Dog, only one person 
has been able to slow him down. 

Well, Elayne, no more weekends at 

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McMurray, Pennsylvania 

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"Heavy" Sebren 

George Hall Sebren 

Economics, Air Force 

Pvt., Supply Sgt., Class Committee, Wres- 
tling, Track, Soccer Club, Intramural Foot- 
ball, Basketball, FIP, Representative for 
VASG, Religious Council, Tidewater Club, 
Ghetto, Great Blizzard of '67, Spirit of 
'68 Committee, Hop Escort, Tobacco and 
Harvest Bowl Escort, Magnifiicent Seven, 
Unfortunate Five. 

Out of the sun and fun of the Norfolk 
Yacht and Country Club, ripping the girls 
off his back, hell-bent for a flying career, 
displaying smiling eyes, and apple cheeks, 
came Heavy. 

A loyal supporter of athletics. Heavy 
was one of the main forces behind the 
Spirit of '68. His famous paint jobs will long 
be remembered by friend and foe alike. 

When graduation finally comes, the 
stormy road will be over for one Brother 
Rat who will continue as a loyal and 
constant friend to all those with whom 
he has aligned himself. 


George Hall Sebren 

Norfolk, Virginia 

The First Class 

Johnny Johnston 

"Skip" Harding 

John Ardell Johnston 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Wrestling, Track, AFC, IRC, Tide- 
water Club, Number One Club. 

John is truly one of our class's unrec- 
ognized and outstanding individuals. For 
his artistic attempts to convey his dis- 
pleasure with our shortened Christmas Fur- 
lough, he received four long months to 
reflect upon his methods. Johnny is par- 
ticularly glad that those Pie-In-The-Sky 
Awards in the outside world aren't deter- 
mined by who has the least demerits. 

During our four years, J. A. has spent 
time on the wrestling mats and in the books. 
After graduation Johnny will devote his 
efforts to teaching accompanied by his 
faithful sidekick Blair. Best of everything 
to one of our most sincere Brother Rats. 

Richard Simms Wallach 

Economics, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Lt., DMS, Swimming, 
Gymnastics, Tennis, Intramural Gymnas- 
tics, Volleyball, Cross Country Run, Sec. 
of Political Science Society, IRC, Executive 
Committee of YRC, Tanker Platoon, 
Rangers, AFC. 

Dick has made two almost fatal mistakes 
since his appearance at the Institute: the 
first, nonchalantly strolling through Jack- 
son Arch and immediately breaking out in 
tears of laughter, the other, not being quite 
so humorous, was a long four year struggle 
with the Colonel which was definitely 
"touch-and-go" for awhile. Being pretty 
much of a straight arrow did not keep 
Dick from "signing the sheet." 

In all seriousness, there isn't much that 
this Brother Rat won't do to help a friend 
in a tight spot. A career in the Army is 
Dick's goal, but let it be known to all that 
there is no rank among Brother Rats. 

Alan Gibbs Harding 

Biology, Air Force 

Pvt., Track, Varsity Baseball, Intramural 
Football, Basketball, YRC, Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes, Monogram Club. 

As a Rat, Skipper found out late that 
conspiracy against the Institute can be 
costly. Still he did invite Haley Mills to 
finals — she didn't make it. 

As a third, Skip realized that Governors 
are not bad guys, and tape recorders can 
be fun. As a sophomore, Skipper started 
for the varsity nine and even obtained 
his own personal cheering section. 

During his junior year, "the Kid" was 
plagued by an injury to Miss Jibo. He had 
to break a girl's arm to make her say 
"yes." During his Ring Figure, it appeared 
that the New York Yankees had lost out 
in the draft to Miami. However, he still 
managed to lead the Keydets in batting 
that year and to be elected captain of the 
team for his senior year. 

John Ardell Johnston 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Richard Simms Wallach 

Warrenton, Virginia 

Alan Gibbs Harding 

Arlington, Virginia 

Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III 

History, Infantry 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Cpl., Sgt., Rat Baseball, Intra- 
mural Volleyball, Basketball. Softball, New- 
man Club, Rangers, Club 412. 

"Hey, Tom wake up!" That has a some- 
what familiar ring to it. But to really 
characterize Tom Jeffrey, let it be forth- 
with known that nobody has ever waited 
until the last second to begin planning the 
accomplishment of an overwhelming task 
and then pulled off the maneuver with 
such finesse as Tom has: nobody else could 
be that lucky. But then, who is the only 
Brother Rat to have been a Lance Corporal. 
Corporal, Sergeant, and Cadet Captain(?)? 
Answer that question, Tom. Wake up! Tom! 
Zzzzz!!! That has a familiar ring. 

Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr. 

Biology, Armor 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Gymnastics-Co-Captain, Track, 
Intramural Gymnastics, Cross Country. 
ASCE, Newman Club. Richmond Club, 
Roanoke Club, First Rat Sentinel, Cadet 
Coach-P.E. Dept., Number Three Club, 
Rack Lab. 

Sag is a bright young treadhead who 
made only one big mistake according to 
him — coming here. But for us, his Brother 
Rats, we feel he was a great guy to share 
our Freshman year with. 

Sag took an immediate interest in Gym- 
nastics, but not wanting to be set in his 
ways he added confinement. FCD, Austra- 
lia, and flying saucers in his First Class 

A fine biologist and a hard worker he 
may someday get all the bugs out of Army 

Bob will certainly go far; may all your 
Martian friends be peaceful. 

William Waller Cloyd 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

William Waller Cloyd 

English, Infantry 

Pvt., Intramural Cross-Country, Soccer, 
Gymnastics, Westminster Fellowship, IRC. 
AFC, Scuba Club, Scouter's Club, Bridge 
Club. Cadet Staff. 

Clod came into the arch determined to 
be a success at VMI. He has developed 
his academic inclinations to such an extent 
— courtesy Lynchburg College campus — 
that he has resided in Lexington for the 
last 3 summers. As the ideal LA, he has 
succeeded in the finer arts: bridge, pool, 
secretary chasing. PXology, car racing and 
Big Tube testing. In the perfection of these 
important aspects of a Cadet's life, "Clod" 
has been rewarded by AP. A smashed MG 
grill is tucked neatly beneath his bed. The 
only field left for Ole Will to master is 
Spanish 102 or Sp. 612. 

Tom Jeffrey 

"Clod" Cloyd 

John Cooper Lane 

Mathematics, Air Force 

Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DAFS, Intramural 
Volleyball, Softball, Debate Society, Armed 
Forces Club, Radio Club, Concert Band. 

After a relatively uneventful Rat Year 
"Joisey" recorded some interesting incidents 
at the Institute. For instance, he blew his 
first chance for a semester break by picking 
up his sixteenth demerit on the last day of 
the demerit period. His second class year, 
John found out just before Ring Figure 
that his date "won't be coming." This year 
he was boned by his own tac for "requiring 
an unauthorized check formation," some- 
thing he didn't do. John straightened that 
out just in time to take a week-end, from 
which he returned three hours and seven 
minutes late. 

Seriously, as John prepares to leave VMI, 
he knows that he leaves with high rank, 
good grades, and a wonderful girl. 


John Cooper Lane 

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 

Archer Lee Richardson, III 

Physics, Infantry 

Pvt., Supply Sgt., Distinguished Military 
Student, Coach of Rat Swimming Team, 
Handball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Ameri- 
can Institute of Physics, Westminster Fel- 
lowship, Aquatics Club, Paper Airplane 

The rat year for Archer was not as 
difficult in some ways as it was for others 
because of his good high school background. 
As an upperclassman, he ran into a few 
academic problems and changed majors 
from Math to Physics. Brother Rat "red- 
head" tried to save his brother from West 
Point, but failed miserably. 

Socially, Archer has grown increasingly 
successful, but is still unattached. Few 
people will ever forget his sincerity to his 
Brother Rats. With such worthy devotion 
to his Brother Rats and personal charac- 
teristics. Archer should no doubt be suc- 
cessful in whatever he undertakes. 


'The Sly Red Fox" Richardson, in 

Archer Lee Richardson, III 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Concept" Andrews 

Jackson Montgomery Andrews, IV 

History, Armor 

Pvt., Rat Track, Varsity Tennis, Intramural 
Basketball, Volleyball, Cadet Staff, "Con- 
cept," Hop and Floor Committee, Bermuda 
Club, P.T.s, "Fugitive." 

We have spent many hours trying to 
phrase Jack in this little space. The task 
has proven difficult since he is not an ordi- 
nary person. Jack has spent much of his time 
here at the Institute putting our gripes and 
feelings into words, in doing so he has 
helped unify us all. If just for this alone, 
his influence on the Class has been con- 
siderable. But that's not all. "Jacky" is 
one of the few people who has the quality 
of standing up for what he really believes 
(right or wrong). His astute observations 
about the Institute have touched the con- 
science of cadets and alumni alike. Wherever 
he turns up, he brings with him a certain 
zest which brightens up everything. Whether 
at column writing or tennis playing or party 
making or love making, Jack adds a little 
something extra. Wherever he goes, there 
will be something extra. 

Jackson Montgomery Andrews, IV 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Frank Dixon McElwee, Jr. 

Mathematics, Air Force 

L.Cpl.. St., Lt., DAS Honor Court, Rat 
Cross Country, Golf, Varsity Golf, Intra- 
mural Basketball, ACS, FIP, Monogram 
Club, Ghetto, South Carolina Delta Gator 
Club, Brookside Discotheque. 

Dix is the smoothest, calmest, and most 
serene individual ever to press up the hill of 
science. F.E.I., McElwee was the only man 
in the ghetto with a spit shine rag. Golfer- 
extrordinaire. oT Dix, was at home on the 
Cascades, but found Lexington bearable! 
Never one to trust a Mormon. Dix un- 
covered greener pastures. He even got one 
Duke goat. Always a zip, zap, zoomie, 
Frank may be the first to have a glen plaid 
flight suit. Say, do they make planes with 
four-on-the-floor? Sash, saber, stripes, and 
you didn't even send us up. Boss, you were 
too good to us (and good for us). He's a 
quiet man, but he's quite a man! 

Frank Dixon McElwee, Jr. 

Centreville, Mississippi 

"Dixie" McElwee 

Rick Butterworth 

Richard Arthur Butterworth 

Mathematics, Air Force 

Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Indoor Track. 
Swimming. Intramural Volleyball, Basket- 
Ball. Timmins Society. Firefighting, Emblem 
Committee. Yankee Club. 

After entering VMI, Rick soon discovered 
that he did not exactly agree with the 
philosophy of VMI. The result was that his 
hair began to grow long, and he began to 
study for a degree in Barracks law. He easily 
maintained a B average. In his spare time, 
he worked as a professional tutor, philoso- 
pher, and match-maker. When he wasn't 
attending class, the PX, or helping someone, 
there could be seen the effects of a dread 
disease which plagued him throughout his 
cadetship "Hay" fever. 

We know Rick will go far after leaving 
VMI. but hopefully not in the Air Force. 

Richard Arthur Butterworth 

Duxbury, Massachusetts 

"Sweetlips" Buchanan 

ML Buchanan, Jr. 

History, USMC 

Pvt., Sgt., 1st Sgt., Rat Swimming, Gym- 
nastics, Wednesday-Saturday Afternoon Gun 
and Hiking Club, Rat Typist Bomb, AFC, 
Orgies Anon. 

From a military school to VMI came a 
determined (though worried and confused) 
ML Buchanan. Like most cadets, two men 
view the world from beneath the visor of 
his garrison cap. One is the man eager to do 
his best to succeed at what he considers 
important, and the other who is always 
willing to set aside his immediate worries, 
and do his best for his Brother Rats. The 
Marine Corps will gain a good man who 
has been a good Brother Rat. Good luck, 
ML, in all that you come across. 

ML Buchanan, Jr. 

Concord, North Carolina 

Lewis Richard White 

Civil Engineering, Artillery 

Pvt., RDC, Rat Football, Track, Swimming, 
Intramural Football, Softball, ASCE, Mono- 
gram Club. 

Recruited as one of Chuck McGinnis' 
wonders, his first exposure to VMI was from 
the inside of a Cadillac. Then he met a 
someone . . . from Christ Church was she. 
Had a rookie named Cotton and slept with 
a lug of beer. His second class year, Lewis 
became a teeny bopper, became a Captain. 
Kept Cowardin from running away from 

Perhaps Lewis' versatility can best be 
shown by his dubious election to the RDC 
and achievement of Dean's List in January. 
Study much, Kempo? 

Clew cries briefly during the fall, leaves, 
suddenly . . . guess who is lurking in the 

The First Class 

Lewis Richard White 

Suffolk, Virginia 

Joseph Walter LeVine 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Joseph Walter LeVine 

Chemistry, Air Force 

Pvt., Gymnastics, Wrestling, Monogram 
Club, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Cross 
Country, Soccer, Softball, ACS, Cadet Staff 
Wesley Foundation, Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes, Scuba Club, Young Republicans 
Club, Nub Club, Scouter Club, Armed 
Forces Club, Bridge Club. 

The Heeb's very beginning at VMI in- 
dicated how his cadetship would run. After 
missing the entire cadre period, he soon 
found himself the recipient of some extra 
attention in order to make up for all the 
character building he had missed. 

His Third Class year, having Physics and 
Calculus on the same day, a very tragic 
thing happened and he ended up a perma- 
nent member of the summer school gang. 

Heeb's Second Class year was full of 
events worth noting. It was also during this 
year that Joe decided he liked this place 
enough to come back for a fifth year. 

The First Class year brought with it good 
grades and good times. Now, as the First 
Class year draws to a close, he can look 
forward to another year at his favorite place. 

"Heeb" LeVine 


Frank B. Easterly 


As we stand on the threshold of our final year at VMI, looking forward to the com- 
ing events, we feel a sense of great expectation, but this is also a time to pause and 
reflect on what has passed before. 

We all returned for our second class year after a free, swinging summer. For some 
the summer was shortened by the return for early football or for cadre, but we all 
returned. For most of us, the re-adjustment was not as harsh as the previous year, but 
certainly for all of us the biggest difference was that this year we had something genuine- 
ly exciting to look forward to — our Ring Figure. 


We were soon caught up in the whirl of academics, military duties, pep 
rallies, and the excitement which is generated by the opening of any 
football season. With the approach of November, we all began to 
work at a feverish pitch as the days flew by in a myriad of dances, 
Pine Room parties, questionnaires, invitations, and all the last minute 
preparations for our Ring Figure. 

The upset over the Hokies on Thanksgiving Day set the stage for 
one of the most unforgettable weekends of our cadetship. The outcome 
of the game blended perfectly with the festive atmosphere of the 
Roanoke party and the dignity of our rings vividly symbolized the 
unity and spirit of our class. For each of us it was a mark of personal 

It has been said that the second class year is one of preparation 
for leadership. We are no exceptions to this fact. This year has seen 
our class mature, and the petty problems of the third class year have 
become insignificant in that we have come to view our academic, mili- 
tary, and social standing with greater understanding and interest. The 
desire to lead the Corps effectively next year has been initiated, and we 
have been fundamentally prepared for this task. After our summer 
camp, we will return to make our final year at the Institute the biggest 
and best year possible. 

Henry N. Pedigo 
Vice President 



Steven G. Harrington 


Mclvin E. Adams 

Clifton Forge, Va. 

Robert M. Alexander 

Hampton, Va. 

David H. Altizer 

North Tazewell, Va. 

Walter C. Anderson, III 

South Boston, Va. 

Courtney E. Apperson, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

O'Conner G. Ashby 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

Thomas D. Bagwell 

Richmond, Va. 

Gordon Bailey 

Westfield, N.J. 

William K. Bailey, Jr. 

Bluefield, Va. 

Edward C. Bain, III 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Henry L. Baker, III 

Streator, III. 

James W. Baker 

Richmond, Va. 

Gene W. Beale 

Courtland, Va. 

Bruce O. Beaulieu 

Bryantville, Mass. 

Charles P. Becker 

Alexandria, Va. 

John E. Belt 

Arlington, Va. 

Robert M. Biddle 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Thomas G. Blair, Jr. 

Ft. Belvoir, Va. 

William R. Blanford, Jr. 

Powhatan, Va. 

Donald C. Bogard 

Smithfield, Va. 

James D. Boggs 

Dayton, Ohio 

Lewis A. Boggs, V 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Charles E. Bowen 

Luray, Va. 

Patterson Branch, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Andrew M. Brantley 

Raleigh, N.C. 

Gary J. Braswell 

Virginia Beach, Va. 
Paul J. Bross 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

David C. Brothers, II 

Lexington, Va. 
Peyton G. Brown 

Bedford, Va. 

Eugene W. Browning 

Rockville, Md. 
Charles F. Bryan 

McMinnville, Tenn. 

George M. Brydon, III 

Richmond, Va. 
Thomas R. Buckner 
Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 
George C. Budd, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Jack R. Burroughs, Jr. 
Front Royal, Va. 
David T. Bush 
Roanoke, Va. 

Warren A. Bushey, Jr. 

Vienna, Va. 
Harry W. Butler, JU 
Winchester, Va. 
Robert L. Byrne, Jr. 

Westfield, N.J. 

Edwin G. Caldwell 

Powhatan, Va. 
Roger D. Call 
Fairfax, Va. 
Richard C. Camp 

Alexandria, Va. 

James P. Campbell 

Salem, Va. 
Ward L. Carr 
Waterford, Va. 
Sanford W. Carter 

Decatur, Ga. 

Charles T. Catlert 

Hampton, Va. 
Louie C. Caudell, Jr. 
Wichita Falls, Texas 
Clarence N. Chamberlain, JJI 
Arlington, Va. 
James H. Chapman, III 
Culpeper, Va. 
Warren M. Childress 
Bedford, Va. 

Nathan H. Christian 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Randle D. Clark 
Highland, Ind. 
Robert D. Clingenpeel, Jr. 
Roanoke, Va. 
Brant S. Collins 
Manasquan, NJ. 
Michael C. Colozzi 
Media, Pa. 


Weldon D. Couch 

Ft. Worth, Texas 

Craig J. Cresto 

Goldsboro, N.C. 

George R. Crocker, Jr. 

South Hill, Va. 

Paul A. Curs 

Fairfax, Va. 

Frank B. Daniels, HI 

Richmond, Va. 
Richard R. Daub 
Petersburg, Va. 
Arden M. Dean 
Maple Park, 111. 
Michael D. Delaney 
Alexandria, Va. 

Howard B. Delk 

Lovingston, Va. 

William R. DeWitt 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Thomas D. Deyerle 

Richmond, Va. 

James W. Dixon 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Frederick M. Downey, JJ 

Rockville, Md. 

John C. Dubose 

Decatur, Ga. 

Frank B. Easterly 

Richmond, Va. 

Joseph O. Esci 

Washington, D.C. 

John N. Edenfield 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

WUIiam C. Ellennan 

Brackenridge, Pa. 

Mitchell E. Esbach 

Richmond, Va. 

Dale C. Evans 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Joseph N. Flanz 

Spring Valley, N.Y. 

Harold C. Fleischer, III 

Park Ridge, N.J. 

Kenneth R. Fleming 

Christiansburg, Va. 
Robert L. Flint 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Robert B. Flowers 
Aberdeen, Md. 
Gerald J. Fresia 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Joseph M. Frey 

Chester, Va. 

Arthur L. Galloway 

Williamsburg, Va. 

Phillip G. Gardner 

Martinsville, Va. 

Anthony B. Gentile 

Clifton Heights, Pa. 

James D. Gibson 

Hampton, Va. 


Osceola P. Gilbert, III 

Clayton, Ga. 
Milcbael A. Giles 
Danville, Va. 
John P. Godfrey 
Richmond, Va. 
Robert B. Gregory 
Sandston, Va. 
Mark L. Griffin 
Columbus, Ind. 

Robert A. Habasevich 

Clark, N.J. 
David B. Hagan 
Norfolk, Va. 
Glen B. Hammond 
Roanoke, Va. 
Michael I. Hanna 
Covington, Va. 
Ronald C. Happel 
Blackstone, Va. 

Michael V. Harper 

Bridgeton, N.J. 
Stephen G. Harrington 
Santa Barbara, Calif. 
Robert W. Hatch 
Wakefield, Va. 
Robert A. Heely 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Lewis D. Henderson 
Zieglerville, Pa. 

Thomas £. Hickman 

Baltimore, Md. 

Samuel P. Higginbotham, n 

Orange, Va. 

Michael R. Hill 

Annandale, Va. 

Donald H. Hinshelwood, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Raymond R. Hitchcock 

Alexandria, Va. 

Robert C. Hixon, Jr. 

Ft. Carson, Col. 
Jay J. Hoenig 
McLean, Va. 
Norman E. Hood, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Hugh H. Hopkins 
Woodstock, Va. 
Kenneth F. Houston 
Alexandria, Va. 

Joseph S. Howard, JJ 

Ft. Monroe, Va. 
Conway K. Hubard 
Fredricksburg, Va. 
William T. Hudson 
Richmond, Va. 
Francis P. Huger 
Lexington, Va. 

James T. Hunt 

Roanoke, Va. 

James R. Hutcheson 

Boydton, Va. 
Raymond W. Ihlenburg 
Virginia Beach, Va. 
John C. Ishon 
Hampton, Va. 
Marvin Itzkowitz 
Richmond, Va. 
William R. Jeter 
Amherst, Va. 

William E. Jocelyn, Jr. 

Virginia Beach, Va. 
Stephen R. Jones 

Atlanta, Ga. 

John M. l.aMar 

Falls Church, Va. 

Walter C. Laundon 

Norfolk, Va. 

Robert C. Leibecke, Jr. 

Petersburg, Va. 

Lawrence R. Lenz 

Eastmeadow, N.Y. 

George W. Lester 

Waynesboro, Va. 

James W. Long, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

Henry C. L'Orange 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

Hayward D. Luckett, JJJ 

Savannah, Ga. 

Joseph G. Lynch 

Tampa, Fla. 

Thomas C. Jones 

Fairmont, W. Va. 
Walter T. Judd 
Richmond, Va. 
Alan E. Kaliski 
Port Chester, N.Y. 
Orville W. Keesee 
Lynchburg, Va. 

John W. Kennedy 

Arlington, Va. 
Kharavuth Khemayodhin 
Washington, D.C. 
Paul D. Kowalski 
Cherry Hill, N.J. 
James M. Kulp, Jr. 
Roanoke, Va. 

Gary W. Mackey 

Norfolk, Va. 
Geddes F. MacLaren 

Brunswick, Me. 

Norman W. Maddox 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Henry V. Maeger 

Fairfax, Va. 
Micbeal H. Maguigan 
Chester, Va. 
Julian N. Major, HI 

Front Royal, Va. 

Gary H. Market 

Levittown, Pa. 
Paul D. C. Marks, Jr. 
Capron, Va. 
Paul J. Mascot 

Waco, Texas 

Stewart K. Materne, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 
Paul R. Mathewson 
Lyndonville, N.Y. 
Richard A. Mattozzi 

Falls Church, Va. 

Robert C. Maurer 

Roselyn Heights, N.Y. 
Michael A. McCrory 
Fairfax, Va. 
Lloyd W. McGrady 

Strasburg, Va. 

William J. McKelvey 

Belleville, 111. 
John D. McLaughlin, Jr. 
Fort Shafter, Hawaii 
Thomas C. McLeod, Jr. 

Fairfax, Va. 

Dan S. McMillin. Jr. 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. 
Malcolm F. McNeill 
Long Island, N.Y. 
Harold G. Mercer 
Annandale, Va. 

John C. Mitchell 

Sheridan, Ind. 
Graham Y. Moore, in 
Richmond, Va. 
Rodler F. Morris 

Elizabeth, NJ. 

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Thomas J. Morris 

Wayne, N.J. 
Halcott L. Moses 
Chatham, Va. 
John S. Murphree 

Herndon, Va. 

Joseph V. Naselli 

Yeadon, Pa. 
Harold E. Neale 
Richmond, Va. 
Donald F. Nelson 

Ridgewood, N.Y. 

Thornton L. Newlon 

Richmond, Va. 
Richard E. Newsom 
Nashua, N.H. 
Bruce A. Noel 

Farmville, Va. 

Corville J. Nohava 
Norfolk, Va. 
George S. Northup 
Springfield, Va. 
Frank E. Novakowski 
Fairfax, Va. 
Donald O. Nuttall 
Bon Air, Va. 
John B. O'Donnell, III 
Alexandria, Va. 

Josiah J. Oliver 

Belle Air Beach, Fla. 
Thomas P. Painter, Jr. 
Roanoke, Va. 
Thera O. Palmer 
Suffolk, Va. 
Sumner M. Parham, Jr. 
Henderson, N.C. 
Benjamin A. Parks 
Alexandria, Va. 

Graham M. Parks 

Galax, Va. 

Kenneth B. Parris, Jr. 
Danville, Va. 
Robert A. Parrish 
Vinton, Va. 
William A. Paulette 
South Hill, Va. 
John M. Pearson 
Springfield, Va. 

Henry N. Pedigo, Jr. 
Waverly, Va. 
Jacob C. Pence, JU 
McGaheysville, Va. 
James A. Pennline 
Monessen, Pa. 
Vance J. Petrella 
Richmond, Va. 
John A. Pond 
Wakefield, Va. 

John T. Pool, Jr. 

Clarksville, Va. 

John D. Power 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Walter I. Priest, HI 

Norfolk, Va. 

Burkert A. Rennolds, Jr. 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Thomas J. Reynolds, II 

Springfield, Va. 

Scott F. Rhodes 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Henry C. Riegler, III 

Temple, Texas 
Lawrence F. Riegner 
Alexandria, Va. 

John E. Robins, Jr. 

Hampton, Va. 
William A. Romanchick 

Point Pleasant, N.J. 

Thomas R. Rutfin 

Petersburg, Va. 

William D. Samson 

Newport News, Va. 

Michael L. Santoro 

South Plainfield, N.J. 

Wallace E. Scherer, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Wayne H. Scholtes 

Huntington, W. Va. 

John Scott, IV 

Elyria, Ohio 

William R. Sears 

Annandale, Va. 

John G. Sebrell 

Alexandria, Va. 

Larry R. Seekford 

Front Royal, Va. 

Ruurd C. Segaar 

Falls Church, Va. 

Donald B. Sharp 

Paronia, Colo. 

John T. Sheely 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Louis E. Sidney 

Central Bridge, N.Y. 

John G. Simmons 

Narrows, Va. 

Robert D. Slay, Jr. 

Petersburg, Va. 

Frederick M. Smith 

Elkton, Va. 

Larry A. Smith 

Staunton, Va. 

Robert D. Smith, Jr. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Richard A. Snow 

Fort Monroe, Va. 

Valentine W. Southall 

Amelia, Va. 

Robert R. Sparks, Jr. 

Fairfax, Va. 

Edward C. Spencer, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Joseph G. Spicer 

Hopewell, Va. 

William C. Stainback 

Saddle River, N.J. 

John F. Stann, Jr. 

Olney, Md. 

John C. Starnes 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Charles R. Stead 

Alexandria, Va. 

Marion L. Stilwell, Jr. 

Danville, Va. 

Donald L. Swats 

Staunton, Va. 

William H. Tauskey 

Dallas, Texas 

Geoffery R. Taylor 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Hugh H. Thompkins 

Richmond, Va. 

Thomas B. Thompson, Jr. 

Ashland, Va. 

William G. Thorpe 

Marshall, Va. 

Raymond E. Thiiinan 

Lindenhursh, N.Y. 

Perry Timberlake 

Birmingham, Ala. 

John A. Tobia, Jr. 

Springfield, Va. 

James P. Totten 

South Hamilton, Mass. 

James B. Tucker 

Fayetteville, N.Y. 

Godfrey W. Updike, Jr. 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Gary E. Vitt 

Alexandria, Va. 

Robert H. Waldo, Jr. 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Ronald R. Wall 

Wake Forest, N.C. 

William C. Walther 

Ardmore, Pa. 

Robert C. Watts 

Lynchburg, Va. 

John G. Weber 

Arlington, Va. 

Joseph J. Welch, III 

Richmond, Va. 

Courtenay S. Welton, D 

Richmond, Va. 


John G. Whitacre 

Winchester, Va. 

Edwin G. White 

Hampton, Va. 

Jack T. White 

Orange, Va. 

Luther R. Williams, Jr. 

Park Ridge, 111. 

Arthur H. Wilson, ffl 

Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A. 

Walter R. Winfree, JJI 

Hampton, Va. 
Dennis N. Witt, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Kerry C. Woodroof 
Richmond, Va. 
James G. Woods 
Louisville, Ky. 
Bradford N. Worthington 
Richmond, Va. 

James B. Dick 



Judson W. Collier, Jr. 

Vice President 

The Third class year at VMI is a transition period between Rat and Old Cadet, and 
often not a very enviable position. No longer was every day a new experience; 
the cycle of classes and inspections had become routine. In spite of our few precious 
privileges and the freedoms that come with being an upperclassman, increased aca- 
demics and responsibilities bore down upon us and we painfully learned the truth in the 
definition of a third — a Rat with a radio. 

Roland H. Vaughan 

To transform our class into a unified body capable of facing 
the problems we must face throughout the rest of our cadet- 
ship, class meetings were held regularly and committees were 
formed from representatives of each company. As we faced 
each problem and as the opinions of all were heard, we eventu- 
ally saw our class being drawn closer together. No longer did 
phrases such as "class unity" and "class spirit" seem abstract 
and meaningless. 

After the Tech game, we turned our efforts to the monumental 
task of planning for our own Ring Figure. As the pace ac- 
celerated, a financial committee was elected and began raising 
funds by sponsoring the traditional hop-weekend parties. By 
Spring, plans for our Ring Figure began to materialize. 

As Finals approached, we had few regrets that our hardest 
year was nearly over, and we looked forward to coming back 
with one more stripe, a few more privileges, and our rings. 


Mark L. Albright 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert D. Alger 

Herndon, Va. 

Robert C. Armstrong 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Robert M. Armstrong 

Bassett, Va. 

Alvah C. Aran 

Chatham, Va. 

David R. Axelson 

Dover, N.J. 

George M. Bacb 

Richmond, Va. 

John T. Bailey 

Woodbridge, Va. 

Richard F. Balderson, Jr. 

Tappahannock, Va. 

Harold F. Bare, Jr. 

McLean, Va. 

Albert J. Bast, TU 

Falls Church, Va. 

Glen A. Birdsall 

Falls Church, Va. 

Robert M. Blair, Jr. 

Oahu, Hawaii 
Abner C. Blalock 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Justin S. Blickensderfer 

White Plains, N.Y. 

Theodore B. Bolton 

Wilmington, Del. 

William B. Bott 

Wilmington, Del. 

Bruce Bowden, Jr. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Herbert C. Braun 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Clifton R. Brooks, Jr. 

Bethesda, Md. 

Robert P. Brown, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Gary A. Bubb 

Natrona Hts., Pa. 

John W. Burton, III 

Richmond, Va. 

Harvey A. Butler, Jr. 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Richard J. Cabaniss 

Hanover, Va. 

Rapheal B. Caire 

Biloxi, Miss. 

Daniel E. Campbell 

Bowling Green, Va. 

Thomas E. Campbell 

Martins Ferry, Ohio 
Robert H. Candido 

Hamden, Conn. 

The Third Class 

Terrence J. Chewning 

Springfield, Mass. 

William W. Cbiswell, n 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Douglas G. Cisler 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Richard L. Clary 

Richmond, Va. 

Frank A. Cleaton, Jr. 

South Hill, Va. 

Thomas B. Clingerman 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

James M. Coleman 

South Hill, Va. 

Thomas S. Cooke, III 

Richmond, Va. 

Robert R. Copty 

Roanoke, Va. 

Richard A. Corbett 

Westfield, NJ. 

Ralph L. Costen, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Ralph R. Costigan 

Norfolk, Va. 

Clinton L. Cowardin 

Richmond, Va. 

Steven C. Craddock 

Alexandria, Va. 

Donald S. Crawford 

Wytheville, Va. 

David J. Curry 

San Antonio, Tex. 

William M. Curtis, Jr. 

Sherman, Tex. 

Clifford Davenport, Jr. 

Adams, Mass. 

Charles W. Davis 

Bluefield, W. Va. 

Douglas K. Davis 

Falls Church, Va. 

James P. Dawson 

Hamden, Conn. 
Lawrence W. Dempsey 

Modesto, Calif. 
Charles J. Dewey 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Howard G. DeWoIfe 

Westwood, Mass. 
James B. Dick 
Winchester, Va. 
Paul M. Dickinson 

Richmond, Va. 

Robert P. Dillard 

Tappahannock, Va. 
James B. Dischinger, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Bradely G. Doane 
Annandale, Va. 
Cyrus A. Dolph, IV 
North P. O., Va. 
Garland T. Durvin, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 

Thomas G. Ferguson, Jr. 

Vicenza, Italy 

Michael A. Ferrari 

Adams, Mass. 

John K. Fischer 

Madison, Wise. 

Lawrence P. Fischer 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Richard P. Fitzgibbons 

Plantation, Fla. 

John P. Fleming, IV 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Robert C. Forrest, HI 

Aberdeen, Md. 

Franklin T. Fowler 

Richmond, Va. 

Eugene R. Freedman 

Cherry Hill, N.J. 

Rory J. Frey 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Stephen B. Friski 

Front Royal, Va. 

George W. Gearhart, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

Dewey P. George, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

James P. Gillespie 

Woodbridge, Va. 

Floyd L. Ginn 

Winchester, Va. 

Robert W. Hockley 

Gardners, Pa. 

Camillas W. D. Hoffman 

Falls Church, Va. 

John C. Hoffman, III 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Luther F. Holloman 

Richmond, Va. 

Edward D. Holmes 

Kirkwood, Mo. 

Jodie E. Grimes 

Richmond, Va. 
Robert D. Grossman 
Pomona, Calif. 
Jeffrey D. Guild 
Metuchen, N.J. 
Larry M. Guthrie 
Roanoke, Va. 
Edward F. Haley, IH 
Lynchburg, Va. 

John H. Hall 

Staunton, Va. 
Thomas P. Halliday 
Wilmington, Del. 
Earl L. Mailman, Jr. 
Rumson, N.J. 
Richard M. Hamlet 
Va. Beach, Va. 
Joshua C. Hanks 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Michael L. Hannum 

Cherry Hill, N.J. 
Robert W. Hart 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Ben Harvey, in 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Willis L. Hatcher, Jr. 
Falls Church, Va. 
Brian A. Hawley 
Alexandria, Va. 

William M. Holt 

Burlington, N.C. 

William H. Howard, III 

Johnson City, Tenn. 

William W. Huffman, Jr. 

Staunton, Va. 

Frank T f Humphrey, Jr. 

Harrisonburg, Va. 

Wilbert F. Huntley, Jr. 

Coraopolis, Pa. 

Peter I. C. Knowles, II 

Richmond, Va. 
Jerry G. Kuehn 
Falls Church, Va. 
Glenn J. Kuntz 

Cranford, N.J. 

Raymond H. Lanier, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 
Carlyle M. Lash 
Alexandria, Va. 
David A. Lawrence 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Albert H. Leu, Jr. 

Quakertown, N.J. 

Craig A. Lewis 

Moraga, Calif. 

Alan N. Littreal 

Roanoke, Va. 

Thomas J. Love, Jr. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Snead W. Luck 

McLean, Va. 

John F. Ludt, IV 

Carlisle, Pa. 

Jeffrey A. Lyon 

Suffolk, Va. 

Jack R. Mace, Jr. 

Newark, Del. 

Burt C. MacKenzie, III 

Singers Glenn, Va. 

Michael D. Manis 

Bedford, Ind. 

James R. Marshall 

Louisa, Va. 
Richard C. Marshall, IV 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Thomas C. Massey 

Norfolk, Va. 

Walter P. Massie, Jr. 

Lexington, Va. 

James O. Mawyer 

Richmond, Va. 

Steven J. McAuliffe 

Ashland, Mass. 
Robert L. McClure 
Richmond, Va. 
John C. McLemore 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Donald E. McQueen 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Lawrence H. McWane, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Charles E. D. Meybin 

Sewickley, Pa. 
David L. Miller 
Bethel Park, Pa. 
William L. Moon 
Roanoke, Va. 
Robert E. Moore, Jr. 
Chesapeake, Va. 
Thomas F. Morehouse, IU 
Fairfax, Va. 

Benjamin F. Morris, Jr. 

Norfolk, Va. 
Paul G. Munch 
Albuquerque, N.M. 
William W. Murchison 
Laurel, Md. 
Cyril E. Neiley 
Alexandria, Va. 
James L. Nelson, Jr. 
Norfolk, Va. 

James R. Nelson 

Cumberland, Va. 
Kerry R. Newberry 
Clintwood, Va. 
Gerald D. Nickelsburg 
Arlington, Va. 
Thomas A. Norris, HI 
Raleigh, N.C. 
Richard B. Nowitzky 
Norfolk, Va. 

Robert H. Parent 

South Attleboro, Mass. 

Henry B. Parish 

San Antonio, Tex. 

John R. Parsons 

Cape Charles, Va. 

Bruce A. Pates, III 

Springfield, Va. 

Robert W. Patrick 

Richmond, Va. 

David W. Payne 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Mickey R. Payne 

New York, N.Y. 

Carl R. Perelli-Minetti 

Petaluma, Calif. 

Edgar J. T. Perrow 

Hurt, Va. 

Charles B. Perry, U 

Danville, Va. 

Anatole Petruczok 

Eden, N.Y. 

David W. Pittman 

Shaw AFB, S.C. 

William C. Powell 

Burlington, N.C. 

David C. Price 

Roanoke, Va. 

William R. Purcell 

Richmond, Va. 

Isaac J. R. Quay, HI 

Lewistown, Pa. 

Robert F. E. Quinlan 

Plainview, N.Y. 

Bruce E. Rambo 

Arlington, Va. 

Philip R. Ramsey 

Richmond, Va. 

Robert B. Randle 

Vienna, Va. 

Sol W. Rawls, m 

Franklin, Va. 

Charles W. Reynolds, Jr. 

Houston, Tex. 

Claude L. Reynolds, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

George H. Ritko 

Newport News, Va. 

Michael B. Robblee 

Falls Church, Va. 

Robert A. Rolfe 

Richmond, Va. 
Richard E. Schellhammer 
Parsippany, N.J. 
William S. Scherer 
Arlington, Va. 
Kent Schlussel 
Portsmouth, Va. 
David K. Schmidt 
Akron, Ohio 

Penn W. Schubert 

Hampton, Va. 
Turner C. Scott 

Norfolk, Va. 
Wade P. Scott, Jr. 

Newport News, Va. 
Donald C. Seay 

Goshen, Va. 

Ronald W. Seyford 

Staunton, Va. 

John C. Shakelford 

Heathsville, Va. 

Michael D. Shealy 

Va. Beach, Va. 

John J. Sheedy, Jr. 

Jersey City, N.J. 

James W. Shelby 

Kailua, Hawaii 

Michael F. Sheu 

Mount Kisco, N.Y. 

Rodney F. Shu 

Alexandria, Va. 

Harland E. Sisler, Jr. 

Rahway, N.J. 

Julian H. Smith, Jr. 

Selma, Ala. 

Terry R. Smith 

Criders, Va. 

Edwin A. Snead, II 

Clifton Forge, Va. 
George M. Snead, III 
Fort Monmouth, N.J. 
James R. Spacek 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Robert J. Sperberg 
Bethesda, Md. 
Thomas N. Spink, Jr. 
Buenos Aires, Arg., S.A. 

Robert B. Spore 

Va. Beach, Va. 
Daniel T. Stephens 
Bethel Park, Pa. 
Linwood N. Steverson 
Va. Beach, Va. 
William C. Strickland 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Carl A. Strock 
Hampton, Va. 

The Third Class 

Stephen E. Talley 

Staunton, Va. 

Deane C. Tasker, Jr. 

Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Randolph S. Taylor 

Pleasantville, N.J. 

Tazewell G. Taylor 

Va. Beach, Va. 

Joseph N. Tenhet 

Alexandria, Va. 

William E. Thomas, Jr. 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Charles W. Thompson, Jr. 

Timonium, Md. 

Larry W. Thompson 

Natural Bridge, Va. 

John J. Tice, IV 

Charleston, S.C. 

Eugene B. Trammell 

Salem, Va. 

Warren C. Wagner 

Petersburg, Va. 

Charles W. Walker 

Norfolk, Va. 

Richard R. Walker 

Va. Beach, Va. 

George H. Warden, Jr. 

Stanford, W. Va. 

Gerald L. Waterman, Jr. 

New York, N.Y. 

John S. Waters 

Arlington, Va. 

John C. Watson, Jr. 

Raphine, Va. 

Joseph H. Way 

Richmond, Va. 

Gary A. Weishaar 

Crewe, Va. 

Frederick M. Werth, Jr. 

Marion, Va. 

Lawrence P. Stryker 

Morristown, N.J. 
Frank T. Sutton, IV 

Charlottesville, Va. 





Donnie E. Wheatley 
Covington, Va. 
Frank H. Whitenack, IV 
Burlington, N.C. 
Robert H. Wider 
Syosset, L.I., N.Y. 

Michael J. Wierney 

Clinton, Md. 
Cordon E. Williams 
Park Ridge, 111. 
William P. Williams 

Rochester, Mich. 

Charles L. Wills, Jr. 

Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 
Donald V. W. Wills 
Richardson, Tex. 
Crofion B. Wilson 
Arlington, Va. 

Kenneth R. Wilson 

Brecksville, Ohio 
Jerry S. Woo 
Richmond, Va. 
Michael M. Wood 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Robert L. Wood 

Fredericksburg, Va. 
George Yurchak, Jr. 
Arlington, Va. 
Thomas H. Zarges 
Flourtown, Pa. 



Once upon a time there did reside in a famous Virginia 
valley three hundred and seventy-four bald and shaking 
young men, fresh from the comforts of home, Mother, and 
the security of the masses. No longer could they rely upon 
the reputations built during a high school career, wear the 
clothes that everyone else liked, or take their latest girl 
to those parties that helped the summer pass so quickly. 
Cast off by parents and family, denuded of all marks of 
individuality, and confronted by the holocaust which was 
Cadre, their lives had been stopped in mid-stream. Who 
was to say how they would start again or in which direc- 
tion they would go if they did go at all? 

Placed in a world totally foreign to them, their senses 
were as yet unable to guide them. These men were 
slowly coming to understand that they were Rats. 
And this term was to be taken literally. 

Three hundred and seventy-four, but their num- 
bers were to decrease rapidly. All were alike in 
looks, thoughts, and actions. This was as it should 
be, as herein was the answer — the key to the 
process that is the first year at VMI. Stripped of 
individuality, they now had to struggle to succeed 
in a field of equality. This was what it was all 
about. Recognition and reward, however, awaited 
those who could adapt to the system, rediscover 
their sense of values, and put their various talents 
to use. 


Gerald J. Acuff, Jr. 

Merritt Island, Fla. 

James L. Adams 

Springfield, Va. 

John A. Adams 

Schenectady, N.Y. 

Samuel T. Adams, Jr. 

The Plains, Va. 

James H. Aldous, Jr. 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

John D. Biggs 

Clarinda, la. 

Walter F. Billings 

Arlington, Va. 

Robert D. Bisaillon 

Orange, Conn. 

Monty A. Blankenship 

Roanoke, Va. 

Edwin H. Bodenheim, II 

Longview, Tex. 

Armistead P. Booker, Jr. 

Charlottesville, Va. 
Luke M. Boyd, Jr. 
W. Bridgewater, Mass. 
Bruce R. Boyden 
Hokokus, N.J. 
Adolphus G. Bradshaw, HI 
Norge, Va. 
Timothy P. Brady 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

John E. Brayshaw 

Panama City, Fla. 
Peter W. Broderson 
Irvington, Va. 
Donald W. Brown 
Roanoke, Va. 
Larry S. Brumback 
Middletown, Va. 
Warren J. Bryan 
Roanoke, Va. 

Oliver B. Bucher, III 

APO San Francisco, Calif. 
Hairston D. Burnette 
Martinsville. Va. 
William C. Buser 
Arlington, Va. 
Peter R. Candler 
Roanoke, Va. 
Randolph O. Carroll, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Raymond K. Carter, III 

Fayetteville, N.C. 

Frank E. Caruso 

Alexandria, Va. 

Lawrence P. Cary 

Richmond, Va. 

James C. Caul 

Waynesboro, Va. 

John B. Caulfield 

Temple Hills, Md. 

Robert S. Christensen, Jr. 

Reva, Va. 

Richard G. Clampitt 

Dallas, Tex. 

Richard L. Clary 

Richmond, Va. 

Graham V. Coble 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

Kenneth H. Coleman 

Appomattox, Va. 

Anthony L. Conques 

Fairfax, Va. 
William M. Conway 
Frostburg, Md. 
Alan H. Cook 
Staunton, Va. 
David C. Coulter 
Roanoke, Va. 
Christopher M. Councill 
Franklin, Va. 

Louis J. Cowardin, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 
Wallace G. Cox, Jr. 

Sandston, Va. 

John R. Cranf ord 

Arlington, Va. 

Douglas R. Craven 

Laurel, Md. 

Ricky D. Cummings 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Daniel W. Czupryna 

Salem, Mass. 
Albert M. Davis 
Virginia Beach, Va. 

Donald W. Davis 

Newport News, Va. 

Calvin R. Depew, Jr. 

Staunton, Va. 

Edward J. Deszyck, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Thomas A. Fitzgerald 

Hampton, Va. 

Robert C. Flanagan 

Alexandria, Va. 

Stephen C. Fogleman 

Alexandria, Va. 

Charles T. Forrest 

Evanston, 111. 

Paul D. Fraim 

Norfolk, Va. 

Douglas C. France, IJJ 

Lexington, Va. 

Larry W. Franks 

Montrose, Mich. 

Sidney G. Friend, Jr. 

Falls Church, Va. 

Edward Frothingham, III 

Aiea Oahu, Hawaii 

MacDowell I. Garrett 

Roanoke, Va. 

Thomas P. Dinwiddie, II 

Lexington, N.C. 
John H. Donahoe 
Virginia Beach, Va. 
Russell H. Driskill, Jr. 
Rustburg, Va. 
Reid M. Dudley 
Arlington, Va. 
James M. Dunlap, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Charles A. Earnest, TV 

Annapolis, Md. 
John A. Ebeling, Jr. 
Clifton, Va. 
David A. Ellington 
Lexington, Va. 
Jan L. Essenburg 
Warsaw, Ind. 
Wayne A. Faires 
Glouster, O. 

John W. Gatewood 
Newport News, Va. 
Ronald L. Gault, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
James D. Gearhart 
Roanoke, Va. 
Glenn A. Geiger 
Arlington, Va. 
William H. Gentry, II 
Blacksburg, Va. 


Paul F. Gibson 

Falls Church, Va. 
William L. Cinder 
Dallas, Texas 
Roy M. Glass, Jr. 
Hopeville, Va. 
Timothy P. Golden 
Norfolk, Va. 
Steven W. Good 
Dayton, Va. 

Sargent J. Goodpasture 

Manassas, Va. 
John A. Goshorn, Jr. 
Alexandria, Va. 
Roger D. Cough 
Salem, Va. 
Rorer J. Grant 
Danville, Va. 
James M. Graves 
Fairfax, Va. 

James S. Gray 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Stephen R. Green 

Farmville, Va. 

Ralph B. Groome 

Matoaca, Va. 

David M. Guffey 

Lima, O. 

John O. Guthrie 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Thomas F. Guthrie III 

Belmar, N.J. 
Thomas W. Hall 

Ladysmith, Va. 
Willard O. Hall 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

Charles F. Hamilton 

Lubbock, Tex. 
Erwin Hanke 
Somerset, N.J. 
William R. Hanna, II 

McKeesport, Pa. 

Philip G. Hannum, Jr. 

Cherry Hill, N.J. 

Dane E. Hansen 

Steilacoom, Wash. 

John H. Haring 
Gilbertsville, Pa. 

John W. Harlin 
Blue Mound, 111. 
Bruce C. Harvey 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Paul R. Hatton 

Washington, D. C. 

Robert A. Haywood 

Raleigh, N.C. 

Martin F. Hcalv 

Paden City, W. Va. 

James E. Heely 

Portsmouth, Va. 

John G. Heike 

Houston, Tex. 

Fontaine G. Jarman, III 

Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 

Ross V. Jernigan 

Newport News, Va. 

Robert H. Johnson 

Gladstone, N.J. 

Van E. Jolissaint 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Robert J. Jones 

Takoma Park, Md. 

Robert D. Kardian 

Richmond, Va. 

Frederick M. Kay 

Richmond, Va. 

James R. Kelly 

Pulaski, Va. 

Jerome F. Kelly 

Reedville, Va. 

David H. Kennedy 

Chambersburg Pa. 

Malcom T. Kerley 

Falls Church, Va. 

Steven F. Kern 

Staunton, Va. 

David R. King 

Girard, Pa. 

Samuel H. Kirby, Jr. 

Wytheville, Va. 

Philip A. Klim 

Johnstown, Pa. 

John G. R. Kreamer 

Black Mountain, N.C. 
David J. Krug 

Hamden, Conn. 

Timothy R. Heilman 

Willingboro, N.J. 
John A. Heisler IV 
Richmond, Va. 
John T. Hennessy 

Arlington, Va. 

Harold G. Henry 

Virginia Beach, Va. 
Wayne W. Hepler, Jr. 
Merritt Island, Fla. 
David R. Honeywell 

APO New York, N.Y. 

Ross G. Horton 

Wilmette, 111. 
George T. Hutcheson 
Tulsa, Okla. 
Norm K. Hyche 
Rock Springs, Wyo. 
Albert H. Jacoby, Jr. 
Roanoke, Va. 
William J. Jamieson, Jr. 
Atlanta, Ga. 


Robert R. La Moe 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Jackson W. Landham, III 

Griffin, Ga. 

David A. Lawier 

Orange, Va. 

David L. Lawrence, Jr. 

Benton, Tenn. 

Thomas W. Lawson 

Appomattox. Va. 

Terry L. Leake 

Luray, Va. 

Ronald L. Lewis 

Cape Charles, Va. 
Allan K. Lindsay 

Arlington, Mass. 

John P. Littlejohn 

Marshall, Tex. 
Richard B. Littleton, Jr. 
Covington, Va. 
Richard M. Lloyd 
Springfield, Va. 
Robert S. Lockridge, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Dan A. Lohwasser, II 
Highland Springs, Va. 

Thomas L. Loizzi 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Windsor C. Lynch, HI 
Cherry Hill, N.J. 
Michael O. Maier 
Rochester. N.Y. 
Steven M. Marks 
Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Thomas E. Martenstein 
Richmond, Va. 

Michael G. Martin 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Harry C. Mason, Jr. 

Orange, Va. 

Stephen C. Mathews 

Hyattsville, Md. 

Thomas J. Maxon 

Oradell, N..I. 

Hunter H. Mays, Jr. 

Covington, Va. 

Robert V. Mazzoni 

Trenton, N.J. 

Robert N. McEwan 

Bluemont, Va. 

John M. McGuigan, Jr. 

Hinsdale, III. 

Donald R. McMath 

Cape Charles, Va. 
Ronald L. Meng 
Perkiomenville, Pa.. 
Thomas B. Merrick, IV 
Gordonville, Va. 
John R. Metzger 
Falls Church, Va. 

Ned M. Mikula 

Virginia Beach, Va. 
Douglas B. Miles 
Lewisberry, Pa. 
Kirk C. Miller, III 
Fairfax, Va. 
Scott S. Miller 
Richmond, Va. 
James D. Morefield 
Abingdon, Va. 

Kirk R. Murray 

Charlottesville, Va. 

James R. Neale 

Arlington, Va. 

James M. Neikirk 

Norfolk, Va. 

John T. Nelsen, II 

Green Bay, Wis. 

Robert C. Neville 

Blairs, Va. 

John H. Nilon 

Clearwater, Fla. 

John P. Noon 

Landover Hills, Md. 

Carl F. Norman 

Berryville, Va. 

Michael T. North 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Marion D. Oakley, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Wayne R. O'Brien 

Richmond, Va. 
Berry L. O'Donnell 
Richmond, Va. 
Dennis P. O'Geary 
Rochester, 111. 
Edward P. O'Loughlin, II 
Pompton Plains, N.J. 

Walter S. Orwell 

Chesapeake, Va. 
Steven R. Owen 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Paul L. Pace 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Lloyd R. Padgett, Jr. 
Roanoke, Va. 

Oscar £. Padgett 

Bedford, Va. 
Mark A. Palmer 

Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Scott K. Pardee 

Springfield, Va. 
James G. Pasco 

Richmond, Va. 


John M. Paton 

Alexandria, Va. 
Edward J. Patrick 

Salem, Va. 

Charles F. Pearman 

Richmond, Va. 
Daniel E. Peer 

Vienna, Va. 

Joe S. Patterson 

Jackson, Miss. 
Robert R. Patterson 

Charlottesville, Va. 

James W. Pendleton 

Roanoke, Va. 
Brewster Perry, Jr. 

Ivoryton, Conn. 

Jeffrey C. Peters 

Lexington, Va. 

Douglas N. Petersen 

Va. Beach, Va. 

Robert N. Perrola 

Oceanside, N.Y. 

Aaron R. Phillips 

Nitro, W. Va. 

Robert M . Pickral 

Lexington, Va. 

Ellsworth M. Roberts, Jr. 

Newport News, Va. 
Charles C. Roder, Jr. 

Arlington, Va. 

Kenneth R. Piernick 

West Springfield, Va. 
Allen R. Potts, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Stephen C. Price 
Falls Church, Va. 
Joseph C. Pritchard 
Alexandria, Va. 
Christopher C. Rackley 
Mineral, Va. 

Medford G. Ramey, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 
Richard E. Randolph 
Martinsville, Va. 
Charles A. Raymaker 
Richmond, Va. 
Lewis F. Rea 
Bethel Park, Pa. 
James L. Reid, Jr. 
Vienna, Va. 

Reed A. Remington 

Va. Beach, Va. 
Craig D. Rhodes 
APO New York, N.Y. 
John H. Richards 
Gainesville, Va. 
Michael C. Rierson 
Alexandria, Va. 
Stephen L. Ringenberg 
Richmond, Ind. 

Michael G. Rogers 

Glasser, N.J. 

John J. Ronaync 

Rockville, Md. 

William C. Rose 

Clinton, N.C. 

James M. Rovito 

Danbury, Conn. 
Douglas L. Rowe 
Richmond, Va. 
Bruce A. Rush 

Haysi, Va. 

Stephen L. Sanetti 

Hicksville, N.Y. 

John W. Saunders 

Sandston, Va. 

Geoffrey G. Schelhorn 

Leesburg, Va. 

David L. Schrader 

Glen Rock, N.J. 

Michael D. Schriver 

Bethesda, Md. 

David J. Scicihitano 

Alexandria, Va. 

John S. Scott 

Im Klosterfeld, Germany 

Thomas M. Scott, Jr. 

Chesapeake, Va. 

George R. Sebekos 

Seaford, L.I., N.Y. 

Richard E. N. Sedwick 
Luray, Va. 
James S. Sefick 
Cambria Heights, N.Y. 
Thomas G. Shaf ran 
Arlington, Va. 
Arthur J. Shelfer, Jr. 
Decatur, Ga. 
Charles H. Shomo, II 
Fort Worth, Tex. 

William F. Siebert, m 

Setauket, L.I., N.Y. 

Leif D. Simcox 

Coronado, Calif. 

Howard K. Simmons 

Alexandria, Va. 
John W. Sloan, IU 

Mobile, Ala. 

Alvin E. Smith 

Newport News, Va. 

Michael A. Smith 

Triangle, Va. 

Randall L. Snow 

Ruckersville, Va. 

Robert J. Snyder 

Springfield, Va. 

Gary W. Souder 

Broadway, Va. 


Charles T. Sowers 

Martinsburg, W. Va. 
Richard J. Spence 
Coopersburg, Pa. 
Francis M. Sprinkel, Jr. 
Mechanicsville, Va. 
James H. Sprouse, III 
Charlottesville, Va. 
Richard M. Staley 
Arlington, Va. 

William L. Stallings 

Convent, N.J. 
Richard R. Stegemerten 
Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
William M. Stith, III 
Severna Park, Md. 
Michael A. Strickland 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Michael M. Strickler 
Virginia Beach, Va. 

Robert J. Sublett 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Joseph B. Tarlton 
Mount Pleasant, N.C. 
Alan I. Tashima 
Honolulu, Hawaii 
Donald E. Teague, Jr. 
Easton, Md. 
Richard W. Terry, Jr. 
Orange, Va. 

Edward L. Tucker 

Richmond, Va. 
Steven L. Turner 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Burton R. Tuxford, U 
Brooklyn, Conn. 
Perry F. Van Hooser, III 
Woodbridge, Va. 
Reid S. Van Riper 
Dallas, Tex. 

Charles M. Venable 

Cocoa Beach, Fla. 

Imre Volgyi 

Richmond, Va. 

Edward C. A. Wachtmeister 

Warrenton, Va. 

William F. Wadsworth, III 

Severna Park, Md. 

James S. Walker 

Gassaway, W. Va. 

John J. Walklet, ITI 

Williamsburg, Va. 
John A .Wall, Jr. 
High Point, N.C. 
Duront A. Walton, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Walter J. Ward, IU 
Cleveland Heights, O. 
John B. Watterson 
Littleton, Colo. 

James E. Westbrook 

Courtland, Va. 
Rolfe D. White 
Front Royal, Va. 
Herbert G. Whitley 
Portsmouth, Va. 
William G. Wickun 
Milford, Conn. 
Larry C. Wiese 
Huntsville, Tex. 

James H. Wilder, II 

Bonita, Calif. 
Douglas L. Wilkinson, Jr. 
Clarksville, Va. 
Carlton T. Williams 
Va. Beach, Va. 
John M. Willis, IH 
San Antonio, Tex. 
William H. Willis, ID 
Chase City, Va. 

James P. Wise 
South Hill, Va. 
Robert £. Wiseman 
Waynesboro, Va. 
Timothy L. Wofford 
Summit, N.J. 
Samuel T. Wright 
Arlington, Va. 
Melvin I. Years 
Newark, N.Y. 

Kenneth A. Yorgey 

Boyertown, Pa. 

John R. Youell 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Barry K. Young 

Webbville, Ky. 

Andrew M. Yurchak 

Nesquehoning, Pa. 

John L. Zirkle 

Round Hill, Va. 



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William J. Flavin 

Captain, S-l 

Robert I. McPherson 

Captain, S-3 

David A. Schneider 

Captain, S-4 


Guy H. Drewry, III 

Regimental Sergeant Major 

James H. Haney 

Regimental Operations 

McLean Smith, Jr. 

Regimental Supply Sergeant 

Robert A. Farrenkopf 

Color Sergeant 

William D. Robertson 

Color Sergeant 

Phillip L. Lanier 

Color Sergeant 

John C. Lane 

Executive Officer 


G. Edward Anderson, Jr. 

Drum Major 

John D. Warburton 

First Sergeant 

Catlin E. Tyler, Jr. 

Supply Sergeant 

George H. Edwards 


David R. Gehr 


Timothy E. Underwood 


G. Chandler Williams 

Battalion Commander 

Richard H. Wood 

Lieutenant, S-l 

Dean A. Kershaw 

Lieutenant, S-3 


Maurice M. Gompf 

Lieutenant, S-4 

William D. Warren 

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Robert F. Yurachek 

Company Commander 

Michael C. Sartori 

Executive Officer 

Thomas A. Ricketts 

First Sergeant 

George H. Sebren 

Supply Sergeant 

David G. O'Connor 


Joseph C. Talbott 


Robert S. Steele, II 



Dennis H. Long 

Company Commander 

Charles M. Avery, Jr. 

Executive Officer 

Richard K. Rankin 

First Sergeant 

Stephen A. Strickler 

Supply Sergeant 


James H. Lambert 


Leslie P. Ridout, Jr. 


G. W. Piddington, Jr. 



Walton M. Jeffress, Jr. 

Company Commander 

Robert S. Crenshaw, Jr. 

Executive Officer 


John T. Province 


George W. Squires 

Myles D. Gibbons 


Alvin D. Sledd, Jr. 


James D. Polley, IV 

First Sergeant 

John R. Siegel 

Supply Sergeant 


Garland W. Padgett, Jr. 

Lieutenant, S-l 

Guy A. Wilson 

Battalion Commander 

James C. Burns 

Lieutenant, S-3 

James E. Henry, Jr. 

Lieutenant, S-4 

David A. Cortese 

Battalion Sergeant Major 

David B. Clark, Jr. 

Company Commander 

Arthur F. Barfield 

Executive Officer 

Howard R. Chapman 


C. F. McCallum, Jr. 


Vernon C. Miller, Jr. 




Richard S. Wallach 


Frank J. Pinizzotto 

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Company Commander 

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Executive Officer 

Lawrence M. Ryan 

First Sergeant 


John G. Wall 

Supply Sergeant 


Thomas M. Boyd 


H. W. Brasington, Jr. 


Rodney G. Crowgey 


Gainer B. Jones, Jr. 



Charles W. Kershaw, Jr. 

Executive Officer 

David L. Avery, Jr. 


John D. Chapla 


Robert R. Mitchell, Jr 

First Sergeant 

William B. Todd 

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"Gimme your attention! Today we're gonna learn to fire 
the M-14 rifle. If you've ever fired an M-l, you don't 
need this instruction, but we got no class cuts left, so 
come on anyway. After that, since the cattle cars are 
haulin' TM's, FM's, and troopers from the 26th Birdbrain, 
we'll double-time to the mortar range, which is only 20 
miles off. Following mortars, we'll incorporate what we 
learned at map-reading to find the PX and its 150 goodies. 
Then we prepare for a night raid on Gettysburg. Attack 
formation will be squad in column, fire teams abreast, 
unless we fergit the Right Guard, in which case we'll use 
a long line. Communication system will be as follows: 
one puff off my cigarette means shift into line, two means 
start firing, and three means charge. If you see me throw 
the butt away, then remember our objective rallying point 
is the PX. The machine guns don't work, so you gunners 
just pretend and yell bang, bang, as fast and as often as 
you can. 

OK, fall out and regroup in ten minutes in kill gear." 

There comes a time in everyman's life 
when the call of the world over-powers 
the natural drive for an education. 
Since the administration realizes that this 
is a fact of life, even among cadets, it has, 
in its usual benevolent manner, set aside 
three full days to be used for the satis- 
faction of those afflicted with this disease 
. . . spring fever. An eight mile hike and 
the unsympathetic natural elements are 
usually enough to restore these poor 
cadets to the right frame of mind for the 
last two months of arduous study. 

This complementary three day break in 
the monotony of cadet life can be used in 
some small way to prepare for a job each 
cadet must do as an officer in the active 
army. Thus, training sessions are offered 
in each of the service branches. The wise 
cadet will take advantage of this oppor- 
tunity to gather information and experi- 
ence which is unattainable in the outside, 
civilian world. 



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Jacques Bosseut said, "Honor is like the eye, 
which cannot suffer the least impurity without 
damage. It is a precious stone, the price of 
which is lessened by a single flaw." At no other 
place is this more true than at V.M.I. In the 
midst of a world of changing values, honor 
remains as the foundation of the individual at 
VMI. Regardless of the consequences, honor 
stands as our primary concern in the develop- 
ment of the VMI Man. There are many cate- 
gories of cadets — privates, rankers, athletes, 
and students. There are those who enjoy life 
here, those who tolerate it, and those who hate 
it. But there is one category which covers all 
cadets — Honesty. They are trite old sayings, 
but "Honest is the best policy" and "there are 
no degrees of honesty" are accepted as a way 
of life here. When a cadet violates the trust 
that has been placed in him by lying, stealing, 
or cheating, he must be immediately dismissed 
by the Corps in what is perhaps the cruelest 
and most humiliating method of expulsion — 
the drumming-out ceremony. 

The sense of honor ingrained at VMI is 
the most valuable aspect of heritage we re- 
ceive during our four years. The Honor System 
is not just a set of rules — it is a way of life 
which pervades every activity in the life of a 
VMI man. The Honor Code is not left behind 
when a cadet departs from the Post. A VMI 
man remains morally obligated to the Code 
and the personal standards on which it is 
based, no matter how far removed from the 
Institute he may be, in years as well as miles. 

The Honor Court is not a corrective organi- 
zation. Its primary function is to try violations 
of the Honor Code, and secondarily to form 
policies for the application of honorable con- 
duct in specific cases when necessary. The 
Court represents the Honor Code, but the 
Corps embodies the Code. The Code belongs 
to every VMI man — present, past, and future 
— and it is his individual responsibility to up- 
hold this Code. The Honor System is an affair 
between the individual and his Honor. 

If, at VMI, we have realized nothing else but 
an appreciation of honor, then our four years 
have not been wasted. "Mine honor is my 
life; both grow in one; take honor from me 
and my life is done." 



The Corps has traditionally imposed upon itself cer- 
tain restrictions that would be meaningless and im- 
possible to enforce in other colleges. Although these 
standards tend to deprive the individual cadet of a 
certain measure of his freedom to speak and act, 
the results support the validity and benefit of these 
restrictions. This is not to say that the end justifies 
the means in all cases, but that the system as it stands 
has been proven to produce honorable and just men. 
The General Committee is, in reality, a strong 
and rigid form of student government. It is composed 
of the officers of the upper three classes, plus the 
Chairman of the Rat Disciplinary Committee and 
a member-at-large from the first class. It is this group 
of men who initiate and enforce the restrictions 
which the Corps imposes upon itself and which keep 
the Corps operating with as little friction as possible. 
Since this committee is so necessary to the Corps, 
then, it is imperative that the men who compose this 
body be the most mature and responsible in their 
respective classes. The system as we know it will 
not thrive on apathy without being rendered mean- 


The Honor System is the backbone of VMI and 
the graduates of the ratline are the strength 
which keeps it operating. These are men 
capable of understanding the system, being 
proud of it, and emotionally strong enough to 
enforce it. The VMI system and what it en- 
compasses is one of the most difficult and 
rigorous in the country. Very few people are 
capable of conforming with this system after 
the ease and comfort experienced in high school 
without feeling totally lost. The function of the 
Rat Disciplinary Committee, then, is to provide 
this transition from high school and to give 
these new arrivals the indoctrination, attitudes, 
and habits necessary to successfully complete 
four years of demanding military and academic 

This committee also provides the upperclass- 
men with the means of showing the uninitiated 
rat his mistakes without resorting to the use of 
demerits, while still providing a most effective 
and drastic method of telling the rat that he has 
made a mistake. Through this committee the 
first class directs the formation of a class which 
will one day take the same responsibility on 
itself and, by this same means, perpetuate the 
tradition that is VMI. Thus, the Rat Disciplin- 
ary Committee has the responsibility of molding 
the high school graduate into the VMI man, 
and, in turn, solidifying this group of fourth 
classmen into a unified VMI class. 

The committee officials are: Tom Province, 
Chairman; Charles McCallum, Vice Chairman; 
Louis White, Secretary; Robert Steele, Alpha 
Company; Dick Rankin, Bravo Company; Ron- 
ald Cowardin, Charlie Company; Paul Grigg, 
Delta Company; George Walton, Echo Com- 
pany; Robert Mitchell, Foxtrot Company; and 
John Warburton, Band Company. 


The Publications Board represents different things to 
different people. A member of the Commandant's Office 
has described it as an "anti-military . . . bunch of 
clowns." Admittedly, the initial term is, for the most 
part, accurate. Because the Board is a supervisory 
council comprised of those cadets and faculty members 
in the more responsible positions on the three cadet- 
produced publications, the organization bears no re- 
semblance to the military. No military structure or 
chain of command exists. Instead, decisions are reached 
after uninhibited discussion, meticulous study, and care- 
ful evaluation. 

Partly as a result of the efficacious study by the 
Board, the cadet publications have achieved or sur- 
passed the level of other college publications. The 
Board also subsidizes these financially unprofitable, 
but literarily rewarding publications. In addition, the 
Board sponsors an annual banquet honoring the mem- 
bers of the Corps who have most contributed to the 
success of their respective publications. It is hoped that 
this opportunity to enjoy good food and to hear a 
reputable member of the journalism world will motivate 
continued dedication. The tasks of the Board are varied 
and in some cases intangible, but as long as the Bomb, 
the "Cadet," and the Sounding Brass continue to im- 
prove and to operate smoothly, the work of the Publi- 
cations Board will be well-justified. 

Editor-in-Chief Bucky Miller 

1968 BOMB 

V. MILLER: I'm firmly convinced, after 
a year's work on the Bomb, that there are 
few positions at VMI which are as stren- 
uous, time consuming, yet necessary. Un- 
like the newspaper, a yearbook is a one 
shot affair which will last as a reminder 
of one's cadetship long after stories of the 
"Old Corps" have lost their relevancy. 
I have striven to make this year's Bomb 
a meaningful and controversial addition 
to the VMI literary tradition. It was writ- 
ten with the express purpose of emphasiz- 
ing what I feel are the two most valuable 
acquisitions of a VMI education; a strong 
sense of honor, and the intense personal 
relationships epitomized in the Brother 
Rat spirit. 

As a result of this primary aim, we 
have attempted to describe VMI as it 
really is. Instead of glossing over the 
entire picture, we have stressed the views 
of the Corps and what we of the Bomb 
staff consider to be the truth. I feel we 
have achieved our purpose in a mature 
and responsible manner and without re- 
sorting to the vitriolic personal diatribes 
which are inherent in so many yearbooks 
of other schools. But more important, I 
hope that what we have said and the 
manner in which we have said it will 
awaken certain elements at VMI to the 
often white-washed fact that the Corps is 
mature enough to be capable of making 
responsible decisions and should be 
treated with the respect due the individual 
and his honor. This is a fact that the ad- 
ministration seems more and more intent 

on rejecting, yet is one on which the 
entire system is ostensibly based. 
NORMENT: Since September of 1967, 
there has been a maturing concern over 
the degeneration of the once legendary 
VMI system. Amid this past year of na- 
tional turbulence the Institute has per- 
severed. Appropriately, a new genesis 
of cadet has emerged out of the fantasy 
world of VMI. This is the man who 
intuitively deliberates the present value of 
the "class-military" system that is grad- 
ually becoming a myth. It has been a year 
of general discontent. It has been a year 
of political flare and unexpectedness. It 
has been a year of unpopular, but impera- 
tive transition. Such has been the com- 
parable plight of VMI — a fading, broken 
shadow grasping for realization and 

It has been the objective of this year's 
Bomb staff to concentrate on the VMI 
as it exists in actuality, not in theory. 
There is an ever-broadening chasm be- 
tween the two positions. With the com- 
pletion of this editorial and the 1968 
Bomb, I regretfully leave behind the 
theme "Honor above Self" and the loyal- 
ty of a few selected Brother Rats. Work 
on the Bomb has permitted me to release 
four years of inhibitions. And now, I am 

Managing Editor Tom Norment 

Copy Editor Ben Hedrick 

sorry our work is completed. It is a feel- 
ing only genuinely understood by those 
of us who labored in the "den of iniquity." 
HEDRICK: As far as I am concerned, 
this is the best Bomb VMI has ever seen. 
We have worked hard putting together 
what we feel to be the truth. Sure, we' 
could have played it safe and retained the 
same old stuff you see year after year. 
But to say something that is not true or: 
is against the true feeling of the individual : 
— and I stress the word "individual" — is i 
the height of degredation. For this reason,: 
all that is written in this volume is thei 
truth as we see it. 

Some of you may not agree with us. 
and others may feel we stepped way out 
of line in some places. If this is so, I 
sincerely hope this disagreement stems 
from your own individuality, and not 
from a rigid adherence to tradition. This: 
would mean that we have helped to pro- 
mote the goal of VMI — the production of 
citizen-soldiers, not soldier-citizens. 

In any case, you must all agree that 
the intentions were honorable and the' 
cases presented were in some way justi- 
fied. I am pleased with the result, as I 
feel that this is the most constructive and" 
mature piece of literature that VMI hasi 
seen in a long while. 


Art Director Mike Philipps 

PHILIPPS: 1968 Bomb . . . intensity 
. . . vitality . . . originality . . . NERVE! 
OK, everybody fouls up now and then 
. . . but $14,000? Maybe we ought to try 
it again; but Buck, it's May 15 . . . just 
look at it objectively . . . subjectively? 
|Well, how about pity . . . Ah, yes, the 
pictures . . . only minor irritations . . . 
everybody ought to walk at least one PT, 
but five? . . . Bombs are made, not born 
I . . who said anything about photograph- 
ers ... "I rebel, therefore we exist." . . . 
Which way to Air Canada ... the mind 
tenders . . . LUV . . . irrational man . . . 
very interesting, but grotesque . . . 250 
at f/8 . . . soup color? No sweat! . . . 
WVa. Cheerleaders!! . . . Think what we 
could have done with the 300 . . . right 
|up to my usual high standards . . . 1/30 
!at 4 Steve, works every time . . . whad- 
daya mean all night . . . Late? Who said 
late? . . . TM 3 . . . Hey grit ... Go to 
it T.K., you can do it, all he can do is say 
no . . . "So take good care of yourself, 
put your kazoo on the shelf" . . . artistic 
temperament . . . study?? . . . procrastinate 
. . . WVa . . . Georgia . . . Boston Col- 
lege . . . Charlotte . . . Roanoke . . . 
CCCO . . . subversive . . . only 24 hours 
to Boston . . . I've had the course . . . 
Where is everybody? . . . Picturewise S.M. 
. . . "Far better it is to dare mighty things 
even though checkered with failure, than 
to live in the gray twilight that knows 
not victory or defeat" . . . AMF 

Lay-out Editor Steve Miller 

S. MILLER: Well, it's over now. We 
tried to do something new. I think we 
succeeded. I had a lot of trouble at first. 
Nobody on the Bomb staff this year had 
had any experience. We were late on 
deadlines because everybody was learn- 
ing by trial and error. Biggest help to me 
were Mike and Ben. The three of us 
worked very well together. I'm happy with 
the end result of the Bomb. It has some 
controversy and a high degree of interest. 
We've tried to show this place as it is, so 
that twenty years from now maybe you 
will remember what it really feels like 
to be a cadet. We've said some things 
that have never been mentioned in the 
older Bombs. We did it as tastefully as 
we knew how, and I guess we're all pretty 
proud to sign our names to the finished 
copy. We cut out some things that we 
felt were not as important as trying to 
capture the spirit of say, academics, or 
the football team. We didn't want group 
shots. They merely label people. We tried 
to make something of beauty that would 
last. Only the reader can judge our suc- 

COOK: From the concept of Brother Rat 
to college student, VMI has given each 
a different and new view point, yet I be- 
lieve each gains something from the sys- 
tem. The frustrations, the rewards, and 
the ideals are all an integral part of VMI 
and from such I received some reward. 

With this year's Bomb, the ideals and 
realities of VMI have tried to be realized. 
Each individual of the staff has presented 
his candid views of school and its system, 
and through these attempts it is hoped 
that a true picture of VMI has been 

I believe that VMI has its place, yet it 
does have to change with society. Since 
VMI is supposed to produce a represen- 
tative individual, it has to keep pace with 
this changing society. Certainly this 
change will take place, but I only hope 
that it will not be too late. VMI and all 
of its attributes are good, yet as one who 
has been through the system, I can not 
help but believe that some new ideals are 
necessary in this controversial year. 

Production Assistant Cary Cook 

First Class Editor Rod Crowgey 

proof-read first class histories?" This 
question was asked in September. How- 
ever, not until December was anything 
further said; and then it was "Want to be 
in charge of first class histories?" 

The first class section, other than lay- 
out, is not a creative effort. Primarily, it 
is a lot of work — busy work — typing, 
proofreading, and organizing. Two o'clock 
every night . . . frustration in facing the 
mountain of work . . . then things started 
falling into place ... the deadline ap- 
proached . . . intensified effort ... ac- 
complishment . . . relief . . . one deadline 

But this wasn't the end — once you are 
on the Bomb staff there are other dead- 
lines to meet. Mike Colozzi, Joe Lynch, 
Bill Tauskey continued to work and do 
their job. 

To non-members, the Bomb staff is a 
weird group. We were skeptical — espe- 
cially after our first night in the Bomb 
room. Confusion and disorganization 
seem to characterize such a combination 
of talent; however, they do know what is 
going on ... if somewhat vaguely. 

The Bomb is the product of many 
people's ability to "not let the small stuff 
worry them." We are proud to have been 
a part — a small part at that — of such a 
sincere effort to present the real VMI. 

First Class Editor "JJ" Davis 

1968 BOMB 

Business Manager Steve Strickler 

STRICKLER: 1968 has been a long time 
coming and the 1968 Bomb has been no 
exception. Although I, as Business Man- 
ager, have not had a lot to do with com- 
posing the Bomb, my times of trial and 
tribulation in financing this edition have 
not been few and far between — note 
example given below: 

"Memorandum to: 

Cadet Strickler, S.A. 

Cadet Anderson, W.C., III 
Major Harris has approved my request 
that neither of you be permitted to depart 
on spring furlough until you have satis- 
fied my requirements for placing adver- 
tising accounts in the best order possible 
as of this time." 

In fact, as this copy goes to press, our 
troubles are still not finished. Hopefully 
my staff and I will scrape up enough 
money to pay for the Bomb you are now 

In leaving VMI and in leaving my posi- 
tion on the staff, I depart with few regrets. 
I wish the best of luck to next year's man- 
ager, Reb Anderson. Take care on those 
trips to the Economics Department (may 
they be few and far between) and to the 
Treasurer's Office. You will definitely 
have an interesting year. 




The old axiom about the pen being mightier than 
the proverbial sword is one which newspapermen 
everywhere cherish dearly. At a school such as 
VMI, its aptness is frequently put to the test. 
Although the primary purpose of any news 
medium must be to inform its public, there are 
any number of other functions which it may, and 
should, take upon itself to perform. 

This past year's CADET has attempted, with 
much success, to do more than simply inform the 
Corps of goings on around the Post, or write 
stories about lectures and Corps competition. The 
paper has attempted to expand its scope to include 
national issues, as well as several "crusading" 
endeavors to effect, or at least suggest, changes in 
some Institute policies. 

Sports Editor Jerry Jones 

Photographers Bill Powell and Jack Kern 

Putting together a weekly newspaper is not an easy task, 
and the VMI system is one that neither encourages nor re- 
wards such an undertaking. Editor-in-Chief George Squires 
and Managing Editor Ken Perkins, through their willingness 
to incorporate new and controversial ideas, have presented 
with accuracy the impressions and moods of the Corps. The 
frank honesty of their editorials, though the object of some 
concern to the administration, has resulted in a better in- 
formed Corps on both local and national issues. 

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Cartoonists John Augustine and Roddy Delk 

Business Manager Irv Grodsky and Staff 

The CADET staff has put together a consistently good newspaper, providing 
the Corps with facts and, in some instances, through the use of whatever license 
the columnist may be allowed, chuckles as well. 

The 1968 CADET has been successful with features, news stories, editorials, 
and columns in providing for the journalistic needs of the Corps. They have 
taken an ordinary college newspaper and turned it into a work of art. 

The VMI Glee Club has completed two successful years 
under the competent direction of Mr. A. George Biester. 
Even though he is a German teacher in the Modern Lan- 
guage Department, Mr. Biester's interest is music. He 
arranges especially for the Glee Club and strives to main- 
tain standards of perfection. His demands have polished 
and improved the club, resulting in the increased desire 
of the members to improve their music. The repertoire of 
the group varies from the sacred to those humorous as- 
pects of life that only VMI can offer. The music presented 
is often seasonal. The traditional opening concert on 
Parent's Weekend was also the occasion for the presenta- 
tion of a piano to the Institute in honor of the original 
director of the Glee Club, Mrs. M. G. Ramey. 


The Glee Club schedule 
is demanding, but the ex- 
perience is very reward- 
ing. The opportunity for 
vocal expression satisfies 
one, and the joy of 
achieving perfection 
compensates for the sac- 



The Sounding Brass is the youngest and the least known 
of all VMI publications. This magazine is also probably the 
most poverty stricken of all cadet publications. The Sounding 
Brass is uncluttered by advertisements . . . and money. The 
fact of the matter is that it is hard to sell a literary magazine 
to five hundred cadets a few weeks before Finals. It is, how- 
ever, a genuine thing. Like poor people all over the world, 
the Brass is pretty frank, maybe a little opinionated, even 
slightly pornographic at times — just like life . . . real, tangible. 

The Sounding Brass is a literary magazine, providing a 
forum for the poetry and prose of the Cadet Corps. Mr. 
T. Y. Greet, the advisor to the staff, is probably the one 
person who works the hardest for the magazine, functioning 
as a censor and as a restraining hand. It is he who keeps the 
goals in sight, enabling the magazine to realize its potentials. 

The Sounding Brass is a good group with a good product. 
For its members, it is one of the most satisfying organizations 
in barracks. 

Hop and Floor 

Some of the most enjoyable moments during 
one's cadetship are those few in which the mo- 
notonous routine of VMI life is broken. The best 
of all are, of course, the dance weekends. At 
these times, the gym becomes a sight to behold. 
The wooden floor, which during the year bears 
the constant assault of tennis shoes and bare feet, 
is swept clean. The basketball goals are pulled up, 
the upstairs track is covered with chairs, and the 
whole gym is decorated to cover up the shoddy 

This year's Hop and Floor Committee has done 
an outstanding job. They do the best that can be 
done to make the gym look like the ballroom 
we should have. The bands provided by this com- 
mittee, although not pleasing to the administra- 
tion, have been what the cadets want: the Swing- 
ing Medallions, The Kingsmen, The Drifters — to 
name just a few. As a result, a new brand of 
visitors, that rare breed of animal known as the 
Femalius Americanus, flock in abundance to 
grace the post. 

What this little publicized band of brothers is 
able to do with Cocke Hall is far above any praise 
we can give them. 


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The Timmins Society was formed over ten years ago with a bequest from the parents of former 
cadet Lt. John W. Timmins, who was killed in Korea. This money was used as the foundation of a 
society for the appreciation of classical and contemporary music. 

Since its establishment, the society, under the guidance of Col. Thomas B. Gentry, has been able to 
procure several listening rooms and a large collection of records. In addition to the administration of 
the Timmins Room, the society sponsors annual trips to New York for the purpose of cultural develop- 
ment for its members. This year seven of its members attended the opera Carmen, various Broadway 
plays, and a concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. 


Beat Tech sheets . . . mess hall cheer-ins . . . 
midnight cheer rallies . . . these were a few 
of the things that helped the Big Red roll up 
a winning record. "After losses to Richmond, 
William and Mary, and Georgia, many 
schools would fall apart along with their 
football team . . ." — the Class of 1968 was 
not going to let this happen. To bolster 
school spirit, a small group of dedicated first 
classmen led by Dana Duthie organized the 
Spirit of '68 Committee. Many nights were 
spent preparing the rallies and decorations 
for each game. This spirit became contagious 
and the whole Corps was soon hanging up 
sheets and signs. Their work was climaxed 
in an all-out effort for the Tech game. But 
the committee's work did not end here . . . 
there was still basketball, wrestling, track . . . 


Of all the many and varied forms of punish- 
ment at the Institute, the most time con- 
suming and unproductive are penalty tours. 
This form of punishment takes valuable 
study time from the cadet and replaces it 
with a misdirected form of retribution. Also, 
the fact that the Tactical Staff has turned 
penalty tours into a competive game to 
see who can have them walked under the 
most adverse conditions, has turned this 
punishment into more of a waste of time 
than it was originally designed to be. 

It is the feeling of this staff that the goals 
of a college — and the goals of VMI — could 
be better served if a system of mandatory 
study were substituted for the fruitless hours 
of walking. 


The English Society 

The goal of the VMI English Society is to stimulate 
within the Corps an interest in the intellectual and literary 
aspects of life. In order to achieve this goal, the society 
sponsors several programs throughout the academic year, 
in which all members of the Corps, the faculty, and citi- 
zens of the community are invited to participate. Included 
among these activities are cultural seminars on books, 
art, and films; lectures by visiting scholars; and a series 
of nine films of superior aesthetic or historical signifi- 
cance. Of special interest to the Fourth Classmen is the 
society's tutoring board for creative writing. 

Although many of its members are pursuing a major 
in English, membership is not confined to this curriculum 
and is open to all culturally minded members of the 
student body. The society's maintainance of high stan- 
dards, liberal attitudes, and a cultural atmosphere, which 
is altogether educational and enjoyable, make it worthy 
of the image reflected by its name. 

The Commanders 

The VMI Commanders are now in their forty-eighth 
year, having been founded in 1919 as the "Ramblin' 
Keydets." Since then, the Commanders have traveled 
throughout Virginia and her neighboring states to pro- 
vide musical entertainment for every type of social func- 
tion from the most formal balls to informal hops. 

In addition to the financial rewards, the members of 
the orchestra are able to gain valuable experience in 
dealing with people, and, as all business transactions are 
handled by the membership, with managing an organiza- 
tion of their own. 

The Ranger program at VMI seems to have 
a unique attraction for its twenty-four up- 
perclass and four veteran first class mem- 
bers. Certainly the technical knowledge and 
practical applications learned are valuable. 
There must be many intangible rewards 
gained from ten weeks spent in vigorous 
training in guerrilla warfare. 

Unlike the past Ranger programs, all in- 
struction was administered by an ex- 
perienced cadet cadre. This leadership was 
provided by four first classmen, headed by 
David O'Connor and under the supervision 
of Major Dickinson and Captains Senecal 
and Miller. 

In order to apply their training, the rang- 
ers staged two mock patrols — a twelve hour 
recon patrol and an overnight raid patrol. 
The raid patrol was a cold, dismal trek over 
the mountains surrounding Lexington. The 
only nourishment provided was a cold, salty 
ball of rice. 

This year's Ranger program culminated 
in an awards banquet at which John Chapla 
was recognized as the outstanding Ranger 
of 1967. 


Sigma Pi Sigma was founded in 1921 at 
Davidson College as a local honor society. 
Since that time, the society has grown to 
include more than one hundred and fifty 
chapters and a total membership in excess 
of thirty thousand. Thus, the society has 
evolved into the national physics honor so- 
ciety, with the local chapters being restricted 
to colleges and universities of recognized 
standing offering a strong course in physics 
and physics related subjects. 

The objectives of the VMI chapter, 
founded in 1966, include serving as a means 
of awarding students of high scholarship in 
physics, and the bringing together of people 
sharing an interest in physics. Through the 
chapter advisor. Colonel Richard C. Weaver, 
the society presents lectures, movies, and 
discussions on all areas in the wide field of 


The VMI branch of the Institute of Elec- 
trical and Electronic Engineers is a small 
but active group of first and second class 
Electrical Engineers. The main function 
of the chapter is to provide training for 
the presentation of papers at the end of 
the academic year by the first classmen. 
All activities are oriented toward allowing 
the members an insight into their chosen 
field, and include such things as stimu- 
lating talks, seminars, and field trips. 


The VMI Cadet Battery was originally designed as 
a unit to provide salutes for visiting dignitaries and 
for other official ceremonies. This year the Battery 
has been redesigned to augment classroom artillery 
instruction with practical training in the field, as 
well as encompassing its original function as a salute 
battery. Under the direction of Major Charles "Stand 
up, trooper" Weaver and Captain William "Wild 
Bill" Dworsak, interested upperclass cadets receive 
training with the .45 caliber pistol, driver training 
in the two and one half ton truck, map exercises, 
and familiarization with the Bishop Battery. Prac- 
tical field training with the 105 mm howitzers, under 
the command of Battery Commander J. J. Davis, 
was also a major part of this year's training. 

A (^ Q The American Chemical Society has the obligation of keeping its twenty-five 

members informed as to recent developments and innovations in its important 
field. Under the capable leadership of president Bob Yurachek, the society 
has done much toward making the Corps more aware of the importance of 
chemistry in every area of life, both military and civilian. To accomplish 
these ends, the society presented lectures and motion pictures, culminating 
in the ACS banquet as a reward for its energetic and outstanding members. 

The major task of the Vir- 
ginia Academy of Science is 
to keep interested cadets, 
primarily biology majors, 
informed on the latest de- 
velopments in the field of 
medicine, and to serve as a 
distributor of information 
on graduate schools and job 
opportunities. In order to 
accomplish its goals, the 
VAS arranges for guest 
speakers, films, field trips, 
and a banquet at the end of 
the academic year to discuss 
plans for the following year. 




Three years ago the VMI Scouters Club came into existence to 
provide advice and instruction to the local scouting organiza- 
tions. During this brief span, it has offered its services to com- 
munity leaders who often call upon its members to function as 
councilors, graders or judges for special functions. The mem- 
bers represent some of the most experienced scouters in the 
country: Eagle Scouts, honor campers, and recipients of re- 
ligious awards. 

Due to the varied backgrounds and experiences of the in- 
dividual cadets, the club serves as a source of new ideas and 


The VMI Religious Council is a cadet organization 
whose function is to improve the religious atmo- 
sphere at the Institute, and to offer cadets an op- 
portunity to realize their obligations as members of 
a community. 

The Council, consisting of twenty cadets, repre- 
sents each religious denomination in barracks. The 
president, G. Chandler Williams, and the faculty 
advisor, Chaplain Robert K. Wilson, guide the 
Council toward its two primary objectives: the 
familiarization of the cadets with the religious op- 
portunities available in the Lexington area, and the 
encouragement of cadets to partcipate in religious 

The Religious Council is, in addition, a com- 
munity-minded organization which sponsors many 
programs and activities to fill the vacuum created by 
the lack of unrestricted activities in other areas. The 
Council has also been very successful in its presenta- 
tion of lectures and films ranging from discussions 
on religious topics to films on the far-reaching con- 
sequences of thermonuclear war. 


At VMI there is a committee of cadets 
whose purpose is the discussion of one 
of the major crises in the history of our 
nation — the Civil War. Although it is 
realized that this conflict took place over 
one hundred years ago, this is one of the 
most critical areas in the development of 
our country. For this reason and for the 
sake of learning from the mistakes of the 
past, a group of representatives from both 
sides was formed to discuss this important 
topic, to resolve certain issues, and to 
profit from history. 


The Pioneer Investment Club may best 
be described as a circle of cadets who 
share an interest in stocks and bonds. 
Meetings consist of informative lectures 
and business sessions devoted to selecting 
a monthly investment. Cadet participation 
is the foundation of the club, as several 
cadets present certain stocks for consider- 
ation by the group from which the 
month's investment is derived. The 
selected stock is then purchased with the 
money donated by each member. In this 
way, the members can put their knowl- 
edge into actual practice, with losses or 
profits being divided equally. Thus, the 
club provides its members with an excel- 
lent opportunity to learn about investment 
securities in both theory and in practice. 













1968 Homecoming Court 



as an opening game it couldn't have been more 
promising . . . the defense really held up well . . . 
and Habby was back better than ever . . . Easterly 
came into his own ... the prospect of a fantastic 
season if we could only keep away from injuries . . . 
the Corps went wild and was ready for a winning 
season . . . 

a fast, exciting game . 
come . . . 

then Quay and shades of things to 

Big Red rolled up 541 yards total offense ... we 
scored three on the ground and three in the air . . . 
Bishop ran the show ... we could pass as well as run 
. . . Easterly set a new reception record . . . Quay 
scored on a 52-yard run ... it had been a long time 
since we'd seen Big Red play like this . . . 

the team was ready for a great season 
Davidson know it . . . 

and we let 

Habby came out of retirement 
first touchdown . . . 

giving 146 yards and our 

the Corps was at last ready for a winning season . . . the resigna- 
tion of the Corps to having a mediocre football team seemed to 
have vanished . . . "an opening game like that is something to be 
pleased about" . . . Habby . . . Easterly . . . Marks . . . Burg . . . 
"that touchdown by Rhodes put the game out of reach" . . . both 
offense and defense were spectacular . . . "we're number one, and 
bring on Tech" echoed in barracks . . . but the big question in 
everyone's mind was could our winning streak hold up for that 
one big game ... the Corps was ready, the team was up, and we 
wanted the big win . . . 


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the score seldom sums 
up the entire game . . . 
Big Red had the statistics 
with twice as many first 
downs . . . Easterly set 
another record with 9 
receptions . . . Bishop 
was placed third in the 
nation for total offense 
. . . Kump led the back- 
field and crippled their 
passing attempts . . . but 
we only crossed the goal 
line once . . . the Moun- 
taineers knew they were 
up against quite a team 
... we racked up more 
yardage than Villanova 
and Richmond combined 
in W. Va.'s previous vic- 
tories . . . 

it was one of those games that Big Red won, but not by 
score . . . it's hard to play a good game without winning . . . 

what can you say when you have more completed passes 

and more first downs 



"the 19th annual national tobacco festival foot- 
ball game . . . quickly turned into a football- 
watchers' game replete with every possible score" 
. . . "Quay . . . accounted for 248 yards (195 
passing), threw for two touchdowns, scored a 
pair himself and nearly brought about victory over 
a team that had been a solid 13-point favorite" 
. . . "Stainback, playing for injured John Hince 
even though he didn't even go out for the VMI 
team last year and had not even caught a varsity 
pass until Saturday, caught three of them mid- 
way of the last quarter from Quay. The last was 
a sixteen-yarder good for a touchdown . . ." 
Stainback . . . was the Sunday punch as VMI 
struck for a TD with six minutes remaining in the 
game . . ." "the whole story was on the last set 
of downs ..."... "the ball didn't even get into 
Quay's hand, the snap was fumbled ..."... "a 
couple of the younger players learned what it's 
like to cry . . . they played hard ... a lot of people 
;aid, nice game . . . football's never a nice game 
. . it was a sad game." . . . 



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there's not much we can say about the Richmond 
game . . . Big Red was ready to play football . . . 
but not footsy with the S. C.'s stellar officials . . . 
they called back Hince's touchdown . . . and threw 
Easterly out of the game for a fight he didn't start 
. . . plus a half dozen other questionable decisions 
... the Citadel was going to pay next week-end . . . 

Habby only gained 94 yards ... we just couldn't 
seem to get across that goal line . . . 


after the fiasco with Richmond, the team and the Corps were 
ready for a kill . . . the game was a question of being ready 
and the team was . . . "strong running and passing proved too 
much for the Citadel defense" . . . Big Red rolled up the yard- 
age to put it on top of the 10th annual harvest bowl . . . Habby 
was the outstanding player . . . but Hince, Biddle, Mackey, 
Sisler, and O'Donnell made it possible . . . Kerr Kump killed 
Cid's passing attempts and Stilwell and Julian Smith sewed up 
their ground attempts . . . Schmalzriedt and Strong snatched 
two passes and sewed up the game . . . not all the blows were 
taken on the field ... the Corps wasn't going to let the team 
be harassed by a Citadel poster in the end zone . . . after 
denting a few Citadel jaws, we sent them home with a beaten 
team and beaten Corps . . . the team and the Corps decided to 
make this season together . . . 


"VMI marched boldly into the headquarters 
of the nation's no. 8 team . . . hours later, 
the downcast Keydets sadly limped out of 
Athens" . . . even in this financially in- 
spired mismatch, the optimist could detect 
brief moments of glory . . . Russ Quay dent- 
ed Georgia's pass defense, the best in the 
nation, with 161 yards thru the air . . . the 
Keydets were absolved from total disgrace 
as Quay hit tight end John Hince with a 23 
yard bomb . . . score 42-6 . . . 49-6 . . . 
56-6 . . . "there's no doubt that Georgia 
is a great team ... the scoreboard of the 
last two games will tell you that . . . it's a 
funny thing about this game ... we had a 
good practice this week and I thought we 
would do okay" . . . "it was a real chal- 
lenge playing a team like Georgia" ... "I 
only wish we could have done better" . . . 
"it's discouraging to look at the scoreboard, 
but we'll do okay in our league." . . . there 
was no need for apologies, regrets, or look- 
ing back . . . frequently the successes and 
achievements of tomorrow come disguised 
in the miseries of today . . . such was the 
Georgia game . . . the team maintained a 
fresh attitude . . . they went after each game 
for a win . . . 

when they lost, it showed in the solemness 
that haunts a losing team's locker room . . . 
the success of tomorrow was nurtured in 
their attitude ... in the determination . . . 
in the desire . . . that was born in Athens 
and nurtured in Charlottesville, Lexington, 
Boston, and Roanoke the following weeks . . . 


for the University of Virginia, the party was over ... for VMI the celebrations that were to last four 
weeks had just begun . . . Georgia had been a debacle . . . Virginia was a victim of Corps spirit and 
the desire to win . . . spirit and desire proved unbeatable as we defeated team after team . . . 

"the Cavaliers, who had beaten state foe 
VMI six straight years, saw that happy 
streak brought to an end . . . the 19-point 
underdog Keydets made the most of the 
fewest of opportunities . . . the name of the 
game was tension . . . defense . . . fortitude 
. . . Quay from the 10 yard line . . . touch- 
down . . . Copty had the finest day of the 
season . . . Quay from the 1 . . . touchdown 
. . . Schmalzriedt held . . . Quay from the 
15 . . . touchdown . . . Griffin and the de- 
fense held their ground ... as the liquid 
spirits of the Wahoos drained, the 'spirit of 
the VMI' inebriated the corps . . . "the 
pepsis might as well have been champagne 
. . . players, cadets, alumni were shouting, 
singing, dancing, . . . crying . . . Ragazzo 
was smiling . . . Schmarlzriedt philos- 
ophized . . . "they have a good time . . . 
playing all the time ... we have a lousy 
time ... we work and they loaf . . . VMI 
did work the hardest when it had to . . ." 


spirit, dedication, and sweat pulled it out . . . there would be no more Georgias ... we were a team again 
. . . our other opponents, even Tech, were to learn the hard way . . . 


it was parents' weekend ... we were going to make 
up for that farce at homecoming . . . the sheets said 
"zap the Zips" . . . this was going to be a VMI 
game ... on the ground and in the air . . . Quay 
set the pace with a 25 yard quarterback sneak . . . 
three plays later, Marks ran 50 yards to the Akron 
10 ... 13 of 23 passes . . . four touchdowns . . . 
Kerr Kump and Julian Smith snaked a few Akron 
passes . . . Habby scores twice, plus a field goal . . . 
the officials weren't going to ruin this one . . . "it 
was a game of big plays— Richmond Times Dispatch 
. . . and Big Red made them all . . . we developed 
everything we needed ... a potent and versatile of- 
fense ... a strong defense . . . and spirit . . . spirit 
that was never before seen at VMI . . . 

next Saturday was B.C. . . . this team was mov- 
ing ... we were 4 and 4 with the Akron win ... it 
looked as if this year was going to be different . . . 
this winning streak was just starting . . . "beat B.C." 
was heard everywhere . . . beating Tech was no 
longer a dream . . . 

we lost the last game we played in 
"alumni stadium" . . . losing was a 
thing of the past ... the 4,800 peo- 
ple who watched the game could 
see that, too . . . there was no doubt 
that this was a winning team . . . 
"we played a good overall game" 
. . . "our offense moved the ball 
well and our defense came up with 
the big plays that stopped them" — 
Ragazzo ... we were going to prove 
this was a winning team, again and 
again ... in Boston . . . and in 
Roanoke . . . 

this was new to the Corps . . . but we knew we had a great team all along . . . now we let 
everyone know it . . . Corps spirit worked to defeat U.Va. . . . and it worked to defeat Akron 
. . . this is something only VMI could have . . . 


Boston College was big, real big ... we were 4 and 4 
and we wanted this one ... we wouldn't forget this 
game . . . "Habasevich was the game's leading ground 
gainer" . . . Kerr Kump put the big snatch on B.C.'s 
passes . . . and the defense proved they could hold a 
big line . . . beating Tech didn't seem like a dream 
anymore . . . that night at one o'clock the whole Corps 
was waiting when the team got back ... we knew 
Tech wasn't going to win this year . . . pep rallies al- 
most every night . . . the big sheets went up . , . and 
people got "boned" for too much school spirit . . . 

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last year we didn't think it was possible . . . there's a real 
pleasure in this . . . the last time was in 1962 . . . 12-10 . . . 
we beat Tech . . . four in a row . . . the longest winning streak 
in the state to date . . . accomplish the impossible . . . hang 
Tech . . . two weeks of painstaking preparation . . . the 
corps is behind you ... six and four ... a happy team and 
a happy corps . . . champagne takes the place of soft drinks 
... we deserved this one ... by far the best . . . VMI beat 
Tech . . . which beat William and Mary . . . which beat 
Navy . . . which beat Penn State . . . which beat Ohio Uni- 
versity . . . which beat Kansas . . . which beat the Uni- 
versity of Washington . . . which beat Oregon State . . . 
which beat the University of Southern California . . . which, 
until Thanksgiving Day 1967, was NUMBER ONE . . . 




Julian Smith, VMI defensive star, was seriously injured while successfully stopping a Tech 

"this was our greatest win" . . . emotionalism was 90% of the 
game . . . DEFENSE!! ... no bowl this year for Tech . . . 
"toughest loss to take" — Tech coach Jerry Claiborne . . . 
the VMI spirit was the difference ... a blocked punt ... 
numerous penalties at the wrong moment . . . three pass 
interceptions ... a six-yard punt . . . good field position . . . 
all Tech breaks ... all stopped . . . Tech wasn't cheering 
. . . VMI was . . . "he (coach Vito Ragazzo) has got to be 
the coach of the year" — former VMI coach and present 
Georgia Tech assistant, John McKenna . . . "no fluke" — 
Roanoke World News . . . Tech now owns the longest losing 
streak in the state ... the team, combined with the Corps, 
made the difference . . . Easterly was the primary receiver, 
but Hince came out of nowhere with 2:31 remaining . . . 
"the defense was the best I have ever seen" — former VMI 
great Howard Dyer who drove 800 miles for the game . , . 
"all I know is that I have never been so proud of a group 
of boys" . . . 

"they were tremendous" — VMI coach Ragazzo . . . "we 
beat them 70-12 last year and now this . . . anybody but 
VMI" — Tech players afterward . . . "teams often remember 
such things" — Sports Illustrated Magazine . . . "this thing 
has been in my mind since last year, I don't think my four 
years would have been complete at VMI without it" — co- 
captain Bob Schmalzriedt . . . who said Tech was out of our 
class? . . . 300 sheets on the game in barracks ... "I knew 
we'd come back to score" — quarterback Russ Quay who 
threw the winning toss . . . 4 of 19, Tech quarterback Al 
Kincaid ... 16 of 25, VMI quarterback Russ Quay ... we 
had to win when Julian Smith was hurt ..."... VMI was 
the superior team, in almost every phase of the game" — 
sports writer ... we waited 365 days for the chance to cele- 
brate . . . "it's inhuman to beat a team that badly" — the 
newspapers after last year ... "I guess that beating last year 
must have really made 'em mad" — one Techman afterward 
. . . only four seniors on the starting twenty-two . . . THIS 


at last a big sport for a small school . . . poten- 
tial . . . "you guys have got to hustle all the 
time" . . . move, move, move . . . beat him to 
the ball . . . control . . . keep it on the ground 
. . . "talk it up out there" . . . "let the wing take 
it" . . . follow everything up and keep moving 
. . . how can you beat a team when Moses is 
on their side . . . didn't win a game, but came 
close in the intercollegiate soccer tournament 
. . . next year will be different, it has to be . . . 

a young team . . . great body dexterity ... a sport which const- 
antly remains in motion ... a year spent developing potential and 

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First complete year . . . new to the scene 
. . . VMI catches up with the times? . . . 
we've got some great bowlers . . . Jerry 
Kuehn, top man in the regionals last year 
. . . Cal Depew, only a rat to the rest of the 
corps, but an essential element of the team 
. . . Dee Biggs . . . Ben Hedrick . . . Jim 
Haney . . . George Yurchak ... three days 
at East Carolina . . . trips to American Uni- 
versity, University of Virginia, University of 
Maryland . . . only cadet union sponsored 
activity . . . these men love to bowl, win 
or lose . . . great representative of the In- 
stitute . . . 



for a team that does so well . . . defeating Duke 
and UNC ... it is a gross misfortune that they must 
train without the supervision of a coach . . . must 
function on inadequate funds . . . insufficient privi- 
leges . . . and rely solely on that fencing knowledge 
that they receive from fellow teammates . . . even 
more important than the influence of these physical 
elements which they lack . . . the absence of en- 
thusiasm they receive from their Corps and Institute. 


a real rough sport; ask Harvey Flinn . . . most of the boys 
put out with only a few exceptions . . . finally got those 
giants . . . has anyone seen Coach? . . . dislocated should- 
er; well, we do need an announcer ... by the shining 
deep sea waters, Steve that is . . . cut and catch — C move 
. . . somebody spot that man — oh well, a week in the 
hospital will do him good . . . 




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form, style, strength = perfection . . . gymnastics 
builds men ... a valdez to a flip-flop, straight- 
straight, cranial perch — no sweat . . . "what you 
do in practice is what you'll do in a meet" . . . 
practice is unnecessary, some say . . . futile strug- 
gle for team status . . . this end of the gym is ours 
... a new way to a quick high — work tramp . . . 
with a new permit, we'll be "up" for next year . . . 

Hopes for a winning season . . . the winning atti- 
tude carried over onto the track ... a close meet 
in December with Richmond . . . hard work ahead 
. . . Tennessee one week after Christmas ... we 
lose, and suffer a little . . . Hub comes back after 
exams . . . Leigh, Creigh, and Rick spend semester 
break in the fieldhouse . . . time to tighten up train- 
ing rules . . . some concerned glances, but everyone 
agrees . . . strained muscles and many complaints 
. . . Bouis becomes an expert on pain . . . just ask 
Marv or Tony . . . only a few days until the winter 
relays ... the competition is sobering . . . Honey- 
well aces the freshman mile . . . 

Terry overcomes a couple of barriers — new school record 
in the pole vault . . . Lee and Doug arrive . . . Monday 
contest against the Citadel and Furman . . . We're ready 
. . . Grif claims the shot record . . . VMI has weightmen 
for the first time . . . Rick takes the highs . . . Habby takes 
the lows . . . Lee cleans house in the 600 . . . Skip rides 
high in the 880 . . . Citadel and Furman leave us with a 3-1 
record . . . Craig begins to recover and looks strong . . . 
Tech in one week . . . team is up for this one ... we know 
we can win . . . things go wrong . . . desperate last efforts 
... we lose . . . angry and surprised, we will remember . . . 
East Carolina and Wake Forest are met by a resurgent team 
. . . Doug surprises Lee in the 600 . . . Hoose smashes his 
triple jump slump . . . Kerr takes the lows ... Rick and 
Bruce round out our hurdle power . . . Skip in the 1000 
pressed by Frank and Steve . . . Creigh breaks 9:30 . . . 
cries of "Hunt, Hunt" . . . 

5-2 and going strong . . . one week until 
the state ... we fight in every event ... so 
do William and Mary and Tech . . . Hab 
takes the lows . . . Skip just misses in the 
880 . . . we're third in the state . . . U. Va. 
is our consolation . . . Creigh and Rick shine 
in their specialties . . . Hub and Hab help 
make it 6-2 . . . dual meets are over . . . 

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Big Red lost many of its stars from last year, but that didn't 
dampen their spirit . . . after a slow start that spirit came 
out . . . Furman was the first conference victory . . . Powers 
and Clark dominated the board ... the foul line began to 
tell the story . . . 83-80 . . . West Virginia went down in 
overtime ... it looked like Big Red would fall by a few 
points . . . like last year . . . Clark made the play . . . 92-90 
. . . defeating Richmond would tie the Southern Conference 
record . . . "the Keydets were unbelievable" — sportswriter . . . 
37 out of 38 at the foul line . . . Clark — 20 . . . Kemper — 22 
. . . Mitchell — 23 ... Big Red was tied with Richmond . . . 
they refused to play at VMI again . . . "VMI hiked its con- 
ference record to .500 for the first time since 1963" . . . 
George Washington gave us the biggest setback of the year 
. . . 58-70 . . . Steve Powers grabbed off the season's record 
with twenty-two rebounds . . . 

the Furman game added little encouragement . . . 73-76 . . . 
the last four minutes . . . Powers and Kemper sparked the 
team . . . but time was against us . . . only two wins from ten 
road games . . . home was different . . . Corps spirit is known 
all over the state . . . the Citadel fell once again . . . 87-77 
. . . "54 percent from the floor" . . . Manis and Mitchell ral- 
lied the big five . . . "the only discouraging note was the 
number of turnovers" . . . Powers led the southern conference 
in rebounds . . . "forty minutes of basketball ... it was a 
shame we couldn't have played this way against Furman" — 
MacPherson . . . back in the winning track . . . three confer- 
ence games left ... the prospect of the best season in years . . . 

Charlotte coliseum ... the "showplace of the Carolinas" ... the 
site of the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament ... the 
home court of the Davidson Wildcats ... the castle where a 1 964 
Cinderella team from VMI won the championship ... oh, nostalgia 
and dreams for 1968 . . . "abbreviated permit" . . . approved by 
Herbie . . . cadets await Friday to see Kemper, Powers, Mitchell, 
Clark, and Manis in the semifinals . . . Friday never came for Mc- 
Pherson . . . only Queens College . . . Clark picks up three quick 
personals ... the guards were off . . . McPherson grimaces ... the 
crowd encourages the team to no avail . . . Furman's all-conference 
Dick Esleck scores again . . . and again . . . and again off one on 
one situations . . . unheralded . . . unhealthy . . . uncanny Steve 
McCammon can't see the basket without his contacts ... his 
broken nose hurts only VMI as he steals the ball . . . again . . . 
and again . . . and again ... it wasn't much of a basketball week- 
end for VMI ... the fans were discouraged . . . McPherson had 
reservations . . . Davidson won, as expected . . . and, the spirit of 
'68 was left for '69 . . . only the Bomb delegates and the team 
smiled as they drove down Independence Blvd. to Queens, where 
the real game was to be played . . . 


Long hours of workouts produce a good 
team ... it takes practice to swim with the 
best ... we were good this year . . . "you 
try to psych yourself up, but it's hard when 
things just aren't going right" . . . Night 
practice . . . not again! . . . Good old chlo- 
rine blurr . . . laps . . . two miles today! 
. . . you have to tie your legs together for 
practice . . . windsprints ... no! not the 
butterfly . . . anybody who thinks swimming 
is easy is nuts . . . "you won't drown — I 
won't let you drown . . ." 

graduation of the ranking black and brown belts left little hope for this year's 
team . . . the interest shown by the remaining members was more than encourag- 
ing . . . Mike Gompf, Tom Morris, and Jody Grimes take the leadership upon 
themselves . . . the nucleus of the team still remains . . . spirit and teamwork . . . 
hopes of regaining the national ranking of last year . . . the team travels to the state 
tournament with great expectations . . . R. C. Forrest wins the heavyweight class . . . 


invitational meets pit VMI against experienced 
VPI and Georgetown . . . the spirit is there, but we 
lost the first by a slight margin . . . the second and 
final match brings home a victory . . . 54-27 . . . 
the season ends with a feeling of accomplishment 
. . . the greatly over-matched team showed it had 
what it takes . . . more depth next year . . . hopes 
of regaining national recognition . . . 







two and a half hours of muscles wrenching, 
sweat running . . . every day ... six days a 
week from October to March ... a dedicated 
team ... no scholarships, no privileges, no 
special diet tables ... but the other teams have 
them . . . nothing going for them but themselves, 
a coach, a corps and Julie Martin . . . defeated 
schools like Duke,' Davidson, Citadel, Virginia 
. . . dropped by a point to UNC ... the south- 
ern conference tournament and our guys . . . 
second overall . . . 

Don Taylor, Southern Confer 

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Bob Biddle, Southern Conference Cham- 
pion in heavy weight class. 

Steve Vaughn, 137 lbs., Donnie Taylor, 177 lbs., 
Bob Biddle, heavy weight — southern conference 
champs . . . Jack Kennedy, 160 lbs. — second in con- 
ference . . . Jimmy Dixon, 115 lbs., and freshman 
Ned Mikula, 191 lbs. — conference thirds . . . once 
defeated in two seasons — John Hill, 167 lbs. — sec- 
ond in southern conference . . . and others . . . Tom 
Reynolds, 123 lbs. . . . Joe Levine and Bob Gregory, 
130 lbs. . . . freshman John Donahoe, 152 lbs. . . . 
the season ends ... a special banquet prepared by 
the coach's wife at their own expense . . . wrestling 
team? . . . yeah, man, we've got one . . . 

Steve Vaughn, Southern Conference Champion in 137 pound class. 





anticipation of a heavy season begins before the snow 
melts from the diamond . . . indoor training — unsatisfying 
conditioning compounded by the threat of being cut . . . 
outside the story changes . . . positions materialize for the 
men that have the goods . . . the first game approaches . . . 
Randy Crocker signals from behind a grilled mask ... a 
batter gets psyched from the infield's nervous chatter . . . 
Washington and Lee falls 7-0 in a scrimmage game . . . 
key plays didn't exist ... the whole team performed well 
. . . but it's still too early to gloat . . . mound power — 
Fresia, Reid, and Robb — holds opponents bat power to a 
minimum . . . backed up by a tight, speedy infield . . . 



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Ken Pennington — Outfield 

around the horn . . . Bushey at first, Pedigo on second, 
Harding's glove covers short, and White is locked in the 
hot box . . . deep field men wait for the one that gets 
by . . . Gentile at right fence, Catlett covers center, and 
Pennington is hung out in left ... but you cannot win 
without a bat . . . pressure is on the guy on deck . . . 
two strikes and Catlett puts his first one over . . . White's 
at clean up — long ball hitter ... 300 plus stick power — 
Gentile, Pedigo and Harding . . . but there's always ten- 
sion . . . bad bounces, sweaty hands that can't hold a 
ball, and bad calls ... the team worked as a team should 
. . . and their efforts are rewarded only by a hand-shake 
and the satisfaction of playing well . . . 


transformation from rebel blue to pastel banlon 
and printed cotton . . . cadets as civilians, play- 
ing a gentleman's game . . . every move a cal- 
culated one . . . every stroke is precision, grace, 
and power . . . seven out of fifteen will play in 
a match . . . the men with the lowest score — 
below par wins . . . competition like ECC, GW, 
VPI, West Va., W&M, and W&L . . . veterans 
McElwee, Thews, and Gills . . . freshmen 
Bodenheim and Neal . . . sophomores Dempsey 
and Gordon . . . strength on the fairways and 
the greens is a prerequisite to possible victory 
... an individual game, but matches run on 
team points . . . wind, rain, and temperature 
measure in . . . confidence, concentration, and 
coordination are the only way . . . 

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No-Tell Motel 

"Commandant . . . has sort of a ring to it.' 

Fearless leaders Dickinson and Undercoffer — Janu- 
ary 1956 

"What can law school give you that the Army 


Leave the machine on and you get a 
night in the box . . . 

and his army of lesser friends and demons. 

Just a hint of things to come. 


'WZS*. ■»••»» 


!^ 0AY ^ Sunday L 2 ^; 1345 






XT looks AS if THe Bong* 

, Has fio-rTEM Com 




The Class of 1967 


Louis G. Kuchuris 

Chicago, Illinois 


In Jacob Reed's uniforms, hidden 
hand stitching makes the difference! 

That difference means lasting character in every 

uniform, for these hand stitches, though hidden, 

are carefully placed by our master tailors to 

mold and hold its shape for many years. 


tt*W /(fed* &JH4 

#2 DeKalb Street, Norristown, Pa. 

America's OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of 
U. S. Officers' Uniforms of Fine Quality, founded 1824 





Owned and Operated by American Motor Inns, Inc. 

of Roanoke, Virginia 

"The best friend a traveler ever had" 

CLASS OF 1969, 70, 71 

Compliments of 


Compliments of 


Schwarzschild Brothers, Inc. 




"The Friendly School" 

Distinguished ROTC School in the Shenandoah Valley. Junior 
and Senior Divisions. Boys 10-20. Accredited. Graduates in 
leading Colleges. All sports. Swimming Pool, Gymnasium. 
1,400 acres. Rates $1,400.00. 


Fort Defiance, Virginia 




a division of Philip Morris, Incorporated 


Staunton, Virginia 



General Contractors 




Wherever you settle in Virginia 

a UVB bank extends 
a welcoming hand of financial help. 









[{UVB:] 84 offices in 29 communities 


New, Modern Motel, with TV, Telephone and 
Air Conditioning in Each Room 


One Mile North on U. S. Highway No. 1 1 


Telephone HObart 3-2195 - 3-2196 
MR. and MRS. R. P. RODES, Owners and Operators 







Serving VMI with Quality 











2713 Colley Ave. 
Norfolk, Va. 


Manufacturers of 




Compliments of 


Roanoke, Virginia 



Judge Benjamin Mace Hedrick 

For the Best Deal in Town . . . SEE 









Compliments of 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Compliments of 






6015 W. Broad Street 

"We have been proud to provide the 

Institute with some of our fine 

modern furnishings!" 


327 West Main Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23220 


Representative School, Church and 

Public Seating Furniture 

B O X L E Y 








Blue Ridge, Va. Lynchburg, Va. Martinsville, Va. 

Bluefield, Va. Skippers, Va. Pounding Mill, Va. 




The Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge 
Car Dealers 

for the Class of 1968 
Austin Brockenbraugh & Associates 


Water Supply, Water Purification, Water 
Distribution, Drainage, Sewage Disposal, 
Sewage Systems 

JAMES A. WHITT, Partner 

114 East Cary Street — Phone Milton 3-3041 


108 East Queen St. 



Compliments of 

Owens, Minor & Bodeker, Inc. 

Wholesale Drugs 




1205 East Main Street 
Richmond, Virginia 

CLASS OF 1969 









Picnics Prepared On Request 
Quick Take-Out 


J. Ed. Deaver & Sons, Inc. 


Phone HO 3-2311 

Compliments of 

Leggett's Dept. Store 


Cadets accounts welcomed — Member FDIC 




Lexington, Virginia 


Men's Furnishings 

Look for PX Showings 

Compliments of 




Lexington's Shopping Center 

Serving the Public over 
Three Quarters of a Century 

Make this Store Your 

PHONE Office HObart 3-4721 

J. Clifford Miller, Jr. '28 


7th and Stockton Sts., Richmond, Va. 23211 
Phone 232-4551 

Lewis N. Miller '32 
Vice-President- Treasurer 

Thomas G. Winston '45 

Quality Products Since 1897 





Meeting a variety of residential, 
mass housing and industrial needs. 

Bottle boxes and field crates. 

Point of purchase displays. 

A complete line of manufactured homes 
and roof trusses. 

Augusta Stone Corp. 

Staunton, Virginia 

Boscobel Granite Corp. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Burkeville Stone Corp. 

Burkeville, Virginia 


Producers of 



P. O. BOX 715S 

OFFICE: EL 3-3901 — NIGHT 282-6387 

Charlottesville Stone Corp. 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Fairfax Quarries, Inc. 

Fairfax, Virginia 

Greenville Stone Corp. 

Greenville, Virginia 





Mason-Hagan, Inc. 


Compliments of 




6233 River Road— Dial AT 8-0589 
In River Road Shopping Center 



Asphalt Surfacing 

2725 Roanoke Avenue, S.W. 

P. O. Box 60 

Telephone 345-0404 




I N C O R P O R 



TELEPHONE 562-3115 









C. Merle Luck, Jr., President 
Class of 1944 



'When in Virginia, it's Lynchburg' 

Qmimt ^^mmmwmmt <&<mm^m 



jk«Uw& ffenn. 37202 

Zion X Roads, Virginia 
Nashville, Tennessee 


Since 1920 

The Home of Better Milk! 

1810-16 West Main Street 

Compliments of 

Craddock- Terry Shoe Corporation 


Compliments of the 

Dramatic Club an the 


Compliments of 






308 West Cary Street 

2219 Chamberlayne Avenue 



Milton 3-5357 

Yes, since 1882 we have taken pride in serving 
the men of VMI, their families and friends. 

Today we are proud of the tradition which we 
have attained for hospitality, service and ele- 
gance. Yet we are continually striving for 
new and better ways to serve. 

It isn't likely that you are going to turn back 
the clock — it isn't likely that you will return 
to any period of the past — it isn't likely that 
conditions will ever be just as they once were. 
Life and Time move in but one direction and we 
move with it. 

Be aware of the fact that you cannot separate your- 
self from the time in which you are living — Decide 
now to become a part of it and work to improve it. 


Hotel Roanoke 



Carl G. Thurston 
General Manager 

The Pictures Can't Be Too Good 

Andre £tudh 


MORE than ever before, quality has become 
an important factor in College Annuals. 

Everything to express skill, technique, artistry, is revealed in our prints. 

They are the only material proof of our ability, the only visible 

evidence of the value of our photographs 

and workmanship. 



Elizabeth M Quick 

Vict President 


Earl F. Quick 

708 C Slreet 


Zip Code 24401 

Dial 886-3560 

Flexible Hi-Level Service — Torsion Ride 
Air Conditioned and Rest Room Equipped 


6 South 5th Street 





Caskie Paper Co., Inc. 


A Paper For Every Purpose 


we were 

with the world 

the way it is, 

we wouldn't 

need you. 

Kids choke on polluted air. Streets are jammed by their problems. If you want to help solve important 

cars with no place to go. Italy's priceless art and problems, we'd like to talk to you. We'll be visiting 

libraries are ravaged by floods. This is the way the campus soon. Drop by the placement office and 

world is, but it's not the way it has to be. Air pollu- arrange for an interview. 

tion can be prevented. Better transportation can /jf9^ 

be devised. Something can even be done about the H F N F R A I D^frv ELECTRIC 

weather. Many people at General Electric are »LHLnnL ^jgfjsp t. k k w I 11 ■ w 

already ^working on | these problems ^ but we need INDUSTRY CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

more. We need help from young engineers and 

scientists; and we need help from business and Salem, Virginia 

liberal arts graduates who understand people and An equal opportunity employer 









25 South Jefferson 

• Records, Stereos, Tape Recorders, Radios, Pipes & Tobaccos • 

A Salute to the Corps 


Corporation, Delaware 

8405 Ramsey Avenue 

Specialists in School and College Feeding 




Dear Classmates: 

This is a belated report on the Fortieth Reunion of the Grand Class of 
V. M. I. 19281 Others have assisted me, as they express themselves, in recount- 
ing the success of this great affair. Bus Williamson had planned well and the 
arrangements worked out fine. Much credit is due George Shield and George 
Hangar for attending to the refreshment end and Bunny Walker for handling the 

The Advance Guard approached Lexington and occupied previously planned 
positions beginning Thursday evening. Early Friday, June 7, they really started 
piling in and by mid-saturday morning, we counted 51, plus wives, sons and 
daughters. Included, too, were Theo Morgan and Hazel Kump whom we were all 
so happy to see and have with us. Another happy thing was having Leonard 
Lumsden back with his lovely wife Ruth. This was his first visit since he 
graduated. Everyone was glad to see him - I think they enjoyed themselves, too! 
Cliff and Lizora Miller's son, J. Clifford, III, with his young bride, visited 
with us for a while Friday evening. It was his fifth reunion. The Cadet 
playing safety on the defensive unit of the team this fall is Kerr Kump, Hazel 
and Cy's son. He's a great one and will be heard from this fall. Dick Newman 
brought along his lovely daughter, Betsy, who made a hit with everyone. Bill 
Old again brought his cameras and projectors and showed many slides and also some 
movies. Others contributed some of theirs also. Frank and Anna Nabers took 
in many of the events around the institute. Bill Englehard and Lois, with 
some other couples took in one of the "spots" off the main drag early Saturday. 
By the way, this was "Reg" Downey's first time back since 1928.' so much to 
say, but this gets long. However, Ambrose .Hancock , Marshall, Montague, Berry, 
Black, Davis, Day, Decker, Delaney, Farley, Farmer, Frix, Fulkerson, Hanger, 
Harrington, Ketner, Korst , Maddux, Batte, Morrel, Moss, Peyton, Robertson. 

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May this, to some small degree, bring back some memories and remind you to 
make plans starting now for the Forty-Fifth. As a matter of fact, a few of 
us have already had some conversation about arranging early so that we can 
accommodate ourselves to the new academic schedule in 1973. 



James Q. Marchant, '28 
Box 125 

McQuire VA Hospital 
Blchmond, Virginia 23225 






Richard Newman, '?8 

127 James River ErWf> 
Vfiwjort T Tevs , Virginia 

1928 - 40th Reunion 
June 7, 8, 9, 1968 

Leonard Ambrose 

T. Berry and Rita 

Bill Black and Edie 

David Combs and Martha 

Bill Davis and Helen 

George Day and Margaret 

Murray Decker and Gladys 

Martin Delaney 

Reg Downey and Veronica 

Bill Englehard and Lois 

Joe Farley and Margaret 

Chilton Farmer and Sarah Jane 

Sam Franklin 

Alton Frix and Grace 

Brad Fulkerson and wife 

John Hancock 

George Hanger and Betty 

Hunky Harrington and Virginia 

Dick Ketner and Mary 

Ira Korst and Katie 

Hazel Kump 

Leonard Lumsden and Ruth 

Henny Maddux and Tody 

Jim Marchant and Lew 

Dick Marshall and Florence 

Mac McGiffert 

Cliff Miller and Lizora 
Bob Mitchell and Amy 
Shep Mondy and Mildred 
Lud Montague and Fanny 
Shorty Moore and Martha 
Theo Morgan 

Griff Morrel and Virginia 
Jim Moss and Velna 
Frank Nabers and Anna 
Dick Newman and Betsy 
Bill Old and Louisa 
Dick Peyton and Carolyn 
Mott Robertson and Rosa 
Ken Rugh and Elsa 
Barron Segar and Catherine 
George Shield and Kitty 
John Simpson and Marybeth 
Estes Smith and Noma 
Bob Spilman and Anne 
Julian Steele and Mazie 
Hony Tarrall and Mary 
George Ward and wife 
Bus Williamson and Eula 
Chick Woodward and Bessie 
Boiling Batte ^ 

Dear Classmates: 

This is a belated report on the Fortieth Reunion of the Grand Class of 
V. M. I, 1928J Others have assisted me, as they express themselves, in recount- 
ing the success of this great affair. Bus Williamson had planned well and the 
arrangements worked out fine. Much credit is due George Shield and George 
Hangar for attending to the refreshment end and Bunny Walker for handling the 

The Advance Guard approached Lexington and occupied previously planned 
positions beginning Thursday evening. Early Friday, June 7, they really started 
piling in and by mid -Saturday morning, we counted 51, plus wives, sons and 
daughters. Included, too, were Theo Morgan and Hazel Kump whom we were all 
so happy to see and have with us. Another happy thing was having Leonard 
Lumsden back with his lovely wife Ruth. This was his first visit since he 
graduated. Everyone was glad to see him - I think they enjoyed themselves, too! 
Cliff and Lizora Miller's son, J. Clifford, III, with his young bride, visited 
with us for a while Friday evening. It was his fifth reunion. The Cadet 
playing safety on the defensive unit of the team this fall is Kerr Kump, Hazel 
and Cy's son. He's a great one and will be heard from this fall. Dick Newman 
brought along his lovely daughter, Betsy, who made a hit with everyone. Bill 
Old again brought his cameras and projectors and showed many slides and also some 
movies. Others contributed some of theirs also. Frank and Anna Nabers took 
in many of the events around the institute. Bill Englehard and Lois, with 
some other couples took in one of the "spots" off the main drag early Saturday. 
By the way, this was "Reg" Downey's first time back since 19281 50 much to 
say, but this gets long. However, Ambrose .Hancock, Marshall, Montague, Berry, 
Black, Davis, Day, Decker, Delaney, Farley, Farmer, Frix, Fulkerson, Hanger, 
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(Continued from page 1> 
an executive with the Life Insur- 
ance Company of Alabama. He was 
one of two out-of-state members 
appointed to the VMI Board in 
1960 under legislation passed that 
year by the Virginia General As 


He entered the Army in 1916 and 
rose from a second lieutenant to 
rank of lieutenant general and is 
a decorated veteran of World War 

war. He commanded the 92nd Divi- 
sion in World War 11. both in train- 
ing in this country and in combat 
in Europe. After the war. he be- 
came chief of staff to Gen Doug- 
las MacArthur in Tokyo and later 
commanded the Tenth Corps m the 
Korean fighting. 

His last assignment before re- 
tirement was as commandant of the 
Army War College. 

Native Of Virginia 

A native of Lurav, he has attend- 
ed both the Anny and Naval War 
Colleges and participated in several 
seminars on national security, As 
chairman of the Board's museum 
and arts committee, he initiated 
the id?a for the Hnll of Valor dis- 
play in Preston Library which was 
dedicated last June. 



t Continued from page 7 1 

Colonel Jamison is a 1926 grad- 
uate of VMI and received a masl 
er's degree from the University of 
Pittsburgh in 1934. He was an in 
structor in electrical engineering 
at VMI for 'two years before join 
ing the We-tinghouse Company in 
1928, returning to VMI as an asslfi 
tant professor of electrical engi- 
neering In 1932. 

He was appointed assoieatfl pre 
fessor In 1941 and professoi "i 
electrical engineering in 1947, Col 
onel Jamison was named head of 
the department in 1954 and direc- 
tor of engineering training in 1957, 

andling on the | ong ij, m . member of the State 
Board for the Examination of Cer 
ver. the species tifieation of Architects, Profession 
erested in the al Engineers and Land Surveyors. 
f and seems to a director of the National Council 
ction. although of State Boards of Engineering Bin 
eral specimens aminers ,and a Fellow of the In- 
er year or so, statute of Electrical and Electro 
k" roles. nics Engneers. 






















rowsing around in the lower 
ths of the Science Hall, noted 
thologist Doc Carroll makes the 
awing revolutionai'y discovery: 

The Yellow-bellied Goodtome ( Ig- 
norous de Corus) found only in 
certain small regions of the Shen- 
andoah Valley of Virginia, the yel- 
low-bellied goodtome is. fortunate- 
ly, rare in the bird world. It is not- 
ably distinguished by its grey col- 
oring and the three distinctive 
stripes it is always flashing on its 
left wing When accosted by small 
birds, the species, nonetheless, re- 
acts violently, uttering its shrill 
war song "Yereup. yereup." When, 
however, bigger birds threaten it. 
it generally gives in meekly, al- 
though it has been known to sacri- 
fice smaller species for its own be- 

The species, surprisingly enough 
takes three years to develop fully, 
but during this period, seems rath- 
er harmless. When it reaches its 
fourth so-called "mature" year, 
the species undergoes a radical phv- 

d becomes in- 
seems to pay 
S self-proclaim- 
and enforces 
1 flock of its 
Hers or simply 
vn to peck the 
rhis flock, odd- 
) roost on tend- 
ering railroad 
on which baf- 

as another un- 
that it seems 
verything that 
ly. the abode 
elt has deterio 
lief, due to in 


siological change an 
creasingly violent. I 
closer attention to it 
ed territorial rights 
this through a sma 
followers, known to 
as the Group Contro 
GC's, which dart do 
offending creature. 1 
ly enough, prefers t 
phone lines bore 
tracks, a phenomei 
fles modern day sci 

The species also 1 
desirable habit in 
prone to destroy e 
it touches. Apparen 
where Ihey have dw 
rated beyond all he 
difference and mish 
part of the species. 

Fortunately, houe 
does not seem int 
propagation of Use! 
be doomed to extin 
there should be se\ 
surviving for anoth 
in sort of "lame du 



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38 Beyer. T. A. 

39 Anderson. M. C. 

40 Coulter. D. C. 

41 Leake. T. L. 

42 Schelhorn. G. G. 

43 Wofford, T. L. 

44 Paton. J. M. 

45 Wickun, W. G. 

46 Roder. C. C, Jr. 

47 Teague, D. E.. Jr. 

48 Reid. J. L.. Jr. 

49 Burnette. H. D. 

50 Turner. S. L. 

51 Kerley, M. T. 

52 Sprinkle, F. M„ Jr. 

53 Saunders, J. W. 

54 Noon, J. P. 

55 Sebekos. G. R. 

56 Meng. R. L. 

57 Watterson, J. B. 

58 Otwell. W. S. 

59 Baya, E. E. 

60 Pickral, R. N. 

61 Jamiesori. W. J„ Jr. 

62 Craven. D. R. 

63 Sloan, J. W., Ill 

64 Lewis, R. L. 

65 Fitzgerald, T. A. 

66 Klim, P. A. 

67 Pace. P. L. 

68 Loizzi, T. L. 

69 Sanetti, S. L. 

70 Stermer, W. J. 

71 Bryan, W. J. 

72 Berglund, T. D. 

73 Baxter, M. J. 

74 Morefield, J. D. 

75 Owen, S. R. 

76 Gough. R. D. 

77 Brown, D. W. 

78 Horton, R. G. 

79 Allen, D. G. 

80 Neikirk, J. M. 
81. Smith, A. E. 

D. C. France 

Colonel, USA 

Commandant of Cadets 

Ft. Magruder 
Water Works 

Williamsburg, Va. 




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